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Pell Grant: Building Block of Student-Based Aid (Viewing Guide)

Published Feb 2015
ihep
focus area Affordability & Need-Based Aid

Pell Grant: Building Block of Student-Based Aid chronicles the history of the program from its bipartisan legislative origins through its various selected subsequent iterations. This 14-minute film documents several key changes to the Pell Grant program including efforts to broaden and limit student eligibility, ebbs and flows in funding, increases in the maximum award levels, and the creation of supplemental programs for Pell recipients. To complement the film, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) has developed a viewing guide that provides a historical look at this financial aid program.