Federal Pell Grant Program of the Higher Education Act: Background and Reauthorization

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The Federal Pell Grant program is the single largest source of grant aid for
postsecondary education attendance funded by the federal government, providing grants to undergraduate students estimated to have totaled more than $11.6 billion in FY2002. This report reviews how the program works and provides analysis of program funding, recipients (numbers and characteristics), and the role being played by the program in the distribution of federal student aid. It concludes with an examination of several Pell-related issues that may be considered by the 108th Congress in the HEA reauthorization process. This report will be updated to reflect major legislative action to reauthorize the Pell Grant program.

Creator(s): Stedman, James B.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: March 18, 2003
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: March 18, 2003
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The Federal Pell Grant program is the single largest source of grant aid for
postsecondary education attendance funded by the federal government, providing grants to undergraduate students estimated to have totaled more than $11.6 billion in FY2002. This report reviews how the program works and provides analysis of program funding, recipients (numbers and characteristics), and the role being played by the program in the distribution of federal student aid. It concludes with an examination of several Pell-related issues that may be considered by the 108th Congress in the HEA reauthorization process. This report will be updated to reflect major legislative action to reauthorize the Pell Grant program.

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35 Pages.

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