Michigan: Eligibility Changes Could Cut Pell Grants at MSU
"Thousands of students across the country utilize federally-funded Pell Grants, or money generally granted to students from low-income families. But after new governmental eligibility restrictions, recent studies show Pell Grant funding is at an all-time low," The State News reports. "Gigi Jones, director of research for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, said a decline in Pell Grant funding could leave students unable to afford four-year public university tuition, but community colleges would see enrollment increases. ... Jones said she doesn’t see Pell Grants becoming a thing of the past, but she’s not sure the government will increase funding anytime soon, especially with states facing consistent budgeting issues. 'I haven’t seen where tuitions have gone down substantially to catch up,' she said. 'That’s just part of the reality we’re living in now.'"
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