Latest News and Resources

Pell News Stories     

No Pell Shortfall for 2014 (Read) (Inside Higher Ed, 2/7/2013)  

AASCU President Dr. Muriel Howard letter to AASCU members on the Pell Grant program ( Read ) (2/6/2013)         

The American Dream 2.0: How Financial Aid Can Help Improve College Access, Affordability and Completion (View Website  

College Dropout Crisis Revealed in 'American Dream 2.0' Report (Read) (Huffington Post, 1/ 24/2013)   

What Student Aid Research Shows (Read) (Inside Higher Ed, 1/22/2013)  

Pell Grant changes hit community college students hard (Read) (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/11/2013)  

Study: Pell Grant Restrictions Hurt Mississippi Students (Read) (Mississippi Public Broadcasting, 1/08/2013)  

A Study of Pell Grants in Alabama (Read) (University of Alabama, 11/26/2012)  

What's Next for the Pell Grant? (Read) (Inside Higher Ed, 11/16/2012)  

Pell Grants boost college access for low-income students but money is only half the story (Read) (Hechinger Report, 10/11/2012)   

Pell Grant Resources (Link  

What is a Pell Grant? (Link) (The College Board)

Federal Pell Grant Program (Link) (U.S. Department of Education)

US Department of Education-Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request for Student Financial Assistance (Link  

2013 Budget Request-Pell Grants (View)  

2013 Budget Request-All Aid Available to Student (View  

2013-14 Federal Pell Grant Payment and Disbursement Schedule (View)  

2013 CBO Baseline Estimates for Pell Program (View)  



Pell Grant Resources-Bill and Melinda Gates Financial Aid Design and Delivery (RADD) Grant Recipients                     


Alliance for Excellent Education  

A System in Need of Repair: An Examination of Federal Student Aid for Postsecondary Education, December 2012

Repairing a Broken System: Fixing Federal Student Aid, January 2013

Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities  

Federal Student Aid:  Access and Completion, January 2013


Institute for Higher Education Policy  

Making Sense of the System: Financial Aid for the 21st-Century Student, January 2013  

National College Access Network  

Increasing Return on Investment from Federal Student Aid, January 2013

US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce  

Redesigning Federal Student Aid, January 2013

Young Invincibles  

The Student Perspective on Federal Financial Aid Reform, November 2012

Committee for Economic Development  

A New Partnership: The Road to Reshaping Federal & State Financial Aid, January 2013

HCM Strategists  

The American Dream 2.0: How Financial Aid Can Help Improve College Access, Affordability and Completion, January 2013

Doing Better for More Students, February 2013

New American Foundation  

Rebalancing Resources and Incentives in Federal Student Aid, January 2013

The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS)  

Aligning the Means and Ends: How to Improve Federal Aid and Increase College Access and Success, February 2013      

Excelencia in Education   

Using a Latino Lens to Reimagine Aid Design and DeliveryFebruary 2013

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)  

Reforming Student Aid: How to Simplify Tax Aid and Use of Performance Metrics to Improve College Choices and Completion

The Education Trust 

Doing Away with Debt: Using Existing Resources to Ensure College Affordability for Low- and Middle-Income Families

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators 

Reimagining Financial Aid to Improve Access and Outcomes