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Debunking the Five Myths Behind the Pell Grant

While college enrollment continues to climb, it has grown the least for low-income students. The Pell Grant was created to open the door to college for low-income students, but we find that qualified Pell Grant recipients are being denied the opportunity of an elite college education. Some argue these students are not qualified or that the institution can’t afford to…

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Majority of qualified poor students in US ‘not at elite colleges’

In this Times Higher Education article, Ellie Bothwell reports that the majority of low-income students in the US go to open-access colleges even though they are qualified to go to more elite institutions. Bothwell quotes The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce report, “The 20% Solution: Selective Colleges Can Afford to Admit More Pell Grant Recipients” in this…

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