Pell Grant

In this June 20, 2019, photo a student walks past a mural in the library at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. College students working a summer job likely shouldn’t sweat how it will affect their financial aid: Dependent students can earn up to $6,660 before it increases their expected family contribution, or EFC. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
July 18, 2019 - 9:30 am
Roughly one-third of teenagers have summer jobs, according to the Pew Research Center. Some of these jobs may make you very familiar with the letters "SPF." But every working student should know a different abbreviation to avoid getting burned: EFC. While you may be working to help pay for college...
Read More
FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a school choice event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Education advocates say a Trump administration plan to use federal Pell Grant money to fund space exploration would jeopardize aid for future college students and could trigger a budgeting crisis within a few years. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 14, 2019 - 5:42 pm
Education advocates say a Trump administration plan to use federal Pell Grant money to fund space exploration would jeopardize aid for future college students and could trigger a budgeting crisis within just a few years. The plan aims to redirect $1.9 billion from a Pell Grant surplus to jumpstart...
Read More
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 13, 2019 - 10:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to shift money for Pell Grants for college education to fund new spending, including a $1.6 billion bump for NASA to return American astronauts to the moon by 2024. Under a budget amendment sent to Congress Monday evening, the administration would...
Read More
Johnny C. Taylor Jr. speaks during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, to announce Taylor as chairman of the President Donald Trump's board of advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU.) Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, is right, and second from right is Johnathan Holifield executive director HBCU. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 27, 2018 - 8:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the nation's historically black colleges and universities got major face time in front of some of America's top companies, like Google, Starbucks and Walmart, on Tuesday at this year's HBCU Fly-In, sponsored by congressional Republicans. They didn't, however, go...
Read More
July 16, 2017 - 11:57 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A growing number of Louisiana's high school seniors are applying for federal aid to help cover college costs, a boom in applications pushed by state officials. The education department says 65 percent of high school seniors, nearly 27,0 students, submitted the Free...
Read More
This photo taken Monday, March 27, 2017, shows Education Secretary Betsy DeVos waiting for President Donald Trump to arrive to sign various bills in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington. DeVos is now considering allowing students to use the grants year-round, rather than just for two semesters in any given year. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 30, 2017 - 11:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pell Grants have been a fixture of federal financial aid since the 1970s, helping about 8 million low-income students attend college each year. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is now considering allowing students to use the grants year-round, rather than just for two semesters in...
Read More
March 30, 2017 - 3:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pell Grants have been a fixture of federal financial aid since the 1970s, helping about 8 million low-income students attend college each year. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is now considering allowing students to use the grants year-round, rather than just for two semesters in...
Read More