Celebrating 50 years of Pell Grant aid

In the decades since its implementation, the Pell Grant program has supported 80 million students, but its purchasing power has not kept pace with college costs.

Tuition discount rates climb even higher

The amount private colleges discount their tuition and fees reached record highs of 49% for all undergraduates and 54.5% for first-time, full-time undergraduates.

What happens when states mandate FAFSA completion?

Several states now require high school students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Their FAFSA filings have increased—but so have concerns about sapping scarce resources from other college-access efforts.

Spending package boosts maximum Pell Grant by $400

The recently passed fiscal year 2022 budget includes $3 billion for higher education, an additional $25 billion for federal student aid, and the largest increase to the maximum Pell Grant in more than a decade.