Who Gets Pell Grants and Why It Matters

April 19, 2017

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Title: Who Gets Pell Grants and Why It Matters

Author: Ben Miller

Source: Center for American Progress

Four in 10 students receive Pell Grants to help fund their college education. A new infographic recently released by the Center for American Progress explores who receives Pell Grants and the role these grants play in higher education for low-income students.

According to the data, Pell Grants helped nearly 8 million students attend college in 2015. The infographic also includes information on where Pell recipients enroll, the average and maximum awards students receive, and the demographic breakdown of recipients.

To view the full infographic, please see the Center for American Progress website.

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