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Letter to the U.S. Department of Education on Pell Grant recipients in IPEDS

In February, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released a proposal to include a Pell Grant recipient cohort in the Outcome Measures (OM) survey component of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). While the PostsecData community applauded the decision to add a Pell recipient cohort in IPEDS, which could provide an opportunity to better understand the outcomes of low-income students, there were a number of aspects in the original proposal that caused concern.