St. Louis Graduates has joined more than 300 organizations and nearly 900 colleges and universities to urge Congress to bring an affordable, high-quality college education within reach for all students by doubling the maximum federal Pell Grant. Read the joint letter here.
The share of college costs covered by the Pell Grant is at an all-time low. At its peak, the maximum Pell grant award covered 3/4 of the cost of a four-year public college. Now, it covers less than 1/3 of that cost.
It’s time to Double Pell to make college more affordable for the nearly 7 million students who receive Pell Grants each year.