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California Leaders Urge Congress to Expand Pell Grants



by Aleah Jennings-Newhouse

The leaders of several California colleges and universities, including UC President Janet Napolitano, are working with the UC Student Association, or UCSA, to urge Congress to reinstate year-round Pell Grants and increase the program’s maximum award in fiscal year 2017 funding legislation.

In 2011, before economic insecurity brought an end to year-round Pell Grants, more than 13,500 UC students received $18 million in Pell Grant aid to cover their summer sessions, according to the UC Pell Grant Fact Sheet.

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