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Stop the injustice of cutting Pell Grants, making college more of a luxury

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A new study released this week found that changes in eligibility for Pell Grants, designed to help low-income students afford college, have greatly impacted students in some of the poorest and least-educated states in the nation. Because of the congressional budget fights in 2011, the federal government reduced eligibility for the grants, cutting eligibility time from 18 semesters to 12 and eliminating grants for summer study. The researchers also found that because of the changes, 5,000 students lost Pell eligibility in fall 2012, with nearly 17,000 more students slated lose it this year.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, Pell recipients are more likely to be female, non-white and first in their family to attend college.

With that being said, education is already a luxury and this situation with Pell Grants does not help the problem; it only makes the problem worse. There is a desperate need for this to change



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