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Obama Wants To Permanently Link Pell Grants To Inflation

February 10, 2016

"Year-round Pell grants help students graduate faster, with less debt, and join the workforce sooner -- all of which contributes to student success and a healthy economy," said APLU President Peter McPherson in a statement Tuesday. "Combined with full funding of the Pell grant program and indexing future increases to the rate of inflation, the president's budget proposal seeks to broaden access and accelerate completion. These are shared goals that should be immune from party politics."

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