California Leaders Press for Year-Round Pell GrantsSeptember 30, 2016 | :
by UC Newsroom
As lawmakers look to finalize a federal spending bill for fiscal year 2017, college students should pay attention: Congress could consider restoring year-round Pell Grants.
The Obama Administration has proposed providing additional grant aid to students who complete a full-time course load during the academic year. The idea is to help students cover the cost of summer session classes so they can earn a degree more quickly.