Pell Grant

As its original name, the Basic Educational Opportunity Program (BEOG), implies, the Pell Grant Program serves as the foundation of a needy student's financial aid package. Pell Grant is unaffected by other aid, and is "portable" in that once a student is determined to be eligible, the grant is available at any Title IV-participating school. BEOG was renamed in honor of Sen. Claiborne Pell, who was instrumental in establishing this program.

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2021-22 FSA Handbook, Vol. 3, March 2022 PDF

Academically Eligible and Ineligible Pell Grant Community College Students: A Qualitative Investigation (Community College Review) Web URL

College Affordability (National College Attainment Network) Web URL

Federal Pell Grant Eligibility and Receipt: Explaining Nonreceipt and Changes to EFC Using National and Institutional Data (Journal of Student Financial Aid) Web URL

Federal Pell Grant Program of the Higher Education Act: Primer (Congressional Research Service) PDF

Higher Ed Affordability Continues to Decline for Pell Recipients – Federal, State Lawmakers Must Act (National College Attainment Network) Web URL

How Middle-Income Families Benefit When the Maximum Pell Award Is Increased (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) Web URL

Implementing Pell: Challenges and Successes of Implementing the U.S. Department of Education’s Second Chance Pell Experimental Sites Initiative (Journal of Correctional Education) PDF

Legislative Changes to Federal Methodology and the Pell Grant Program, 2006–2021 (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) PDF

NCAN Conducts First Comprehensive Review of Impact of Verification on Pell Grant Awards (National College Attainment Network) Web URL

New Insights Into Attainment for Low-Income Students (Center for American Progress) PDF

Pell Grants — a Key Tool for Expanding College Access and Economic Opportunity — Need Strengthening, Not Cuts (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) PDF

Pell Grant Mission Creep: How a Federal Program for Low-Income Families Expanded to the Middle Class (American Enterprise Institute) PDF

Prisoners’ Eligibility for Pell Grants: Issues for Congress (Congressional Research Service) PDF

The 20% Solution: Selective Colleges Can Afford to Admit More Pell Grant Recipients (Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce) PDF

The Effects of Expanding Pell Grant Eligibility for Short Occupational Training Programs: Results from the Experimental Sites Initiative. Study Highlights. NCEE 2021-001 (National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance) PDF

The Impact of Pell Grant Eligibility on Community College Students' Financial Aid Packages, Labor Supply, and Academic Outcomes (Journal of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, AERA)

The Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States: 2021 Historical Trend Report (The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education of the Council for Opportunity in Education) PDF

The Pell Divide: How Four-Year Institutions are Failing to Graduate Low- and Moderate-Income Students (Third Way) PDF

Trends in Pell Grant Receipt and the Characteristics of Pell Grant Recipients: Selected Years, 2003–04 to 2015–16 (National Center for Education Statistics) Web URL

Trends in Ratio of Pell Grant to Total Price of Attendance and Federal Loan Receipt (National Center for Education Statistics) Web URL

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