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Senate Bill Boosts Maximum Pell Grant

The Senate appropriations committee will consider Thursday a spending package that boosts the maximum value of the Pell Grant by 1.7 percent, using funds from the program’s reserves.

The spending package — part of a bill funding the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies — also holds steady current funding for the Federal Work-Study program and the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants.

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