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Senate Democrats Seek More Money for Pell Grants

Democrats are calling on Senate appropriators to boost funding for the Pell Grant program for fiscal year 2025.

In a letter sent Monday, provided first to Inside Higher Ed, a group of senators urged the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education subcommittee to increase the maximum award for the Pell Grant and protect the program’s reserve funds from any cuts. After several increases to the maximum award in recent years, Congress kept it flat at $7,395 for fiscal year 2024.

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