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U.S. News & World Report

Consider Graduation Rates for Pell Students at Top Schools
U.S. News & World Report
[Understand these 10 facts about the Pell Grant.] Students from more moderate incomes may also not have the option to borrow money from a relative. Pell Grant recipients may even be the breadwinners in their families. For example, Wil Del Pilar, vice ...



Student Loan Hero (blog)

FAFSA for 2018: Income Limits, Types of Aid, and More
Student Loan Hero (blog)
With 70 percent of colleges too expensive for most Americans, it's little surprise that many students turn to financial aid to help get them through. Whether you qualify for grants or have to settle for federal loans, you need to fill out the Free ...

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U.S. News & World Report

Colleges Offer Campus Programs For Low-Income Students
U.S. News & World Report
One quarter of students who attend Goucher College in Maryland are Pell Grant recipients, U.S. News data show. (Goucher College). As a first-generation student with two immigrant parents who work as nail technicians, Karen Zheng based her college ...



University of Florida

5 ways the proposed PROSPER Act could impact students
University of Florida
If you receive the Pell Grant, your award will remain the same. If you want more money, you will need to take 15 credits per semester. Currently students receive a prorated amount of the maximum Pell Grant depending on their enrollment level. The ...
PROSPER Act would expand opportunities after high schoolLancasterOnline
House GOP higher ed bill moves ahead, despite cries to slow downWashington Post
Republicans are looking for any way to saddle students with more debtNBCNews.com

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Spartanburg Herald Journal

Local college reps concerned with proposed Pell Grant changes
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Some local college officials say Congressman Ralph Norman's proposed changes to the Pell Grant system could shrink the number of students interested in higher education and add to a worsening national student debt crisis. U.S. Reps. Ralph Norman, R-S.C ...

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The PROSPER Act
Greeneville Sun
Among the reforms are: simplifying the complicated FAFSA form every student must complete to receive federal assistance; allowing eligible students to receive Pell Grant funding on a weekly or monthly basis, similar to a paycheck, rather than in one ...

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Richmond.com

William & Mary, Richard Bland team up to streamline transfer process for low-income students
Richmond.com
Through the new program, which was announced at a joint event Friday at Richard Bland, William & Mary courses will be taught at Richard Bland. The program also guarantees on-campus housing to the transfer students and a scholarship that increases in ...

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UCR Today (press release)

UCR Today: UCR Graduation Rates Continue to Rise
UCR Today (press release)
Based on data released this week by the UC Riverside Office of Institutional Research, the six-year graduation rate for first-time full-time freshmen has reached an all-time high of 75 percent.

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U.S. News & World Report (blog)

Potential Effects of PROSPER Act on Student Loans
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
On the grant side, the bill eliminates or phases out all federal grant programs except for the Pell Grant. In exchange, the bill calls for an additional $300 Pell Grant for those who take 15 or more credits per semester. • New borrowing limits: The ONE ...
House Panel Backs Higher Ed. Rewrite Ending Teacher-Focused GrantsEducation Week (blog)
House panel marks up education funding billWashington Examiner
Republican Bill Would Slash Programs That Make College More AffordableMother Jones

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

This Thanksgiving, don't leave student aid money on the table
Las Vegas Review-Journal
That's the essence of a new ad campaign to encourage students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, to see if they qualify for federal college assistance. The reason for the push is that millions of students miss ...

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