New Pell Grant Program Removes BarriersSeptember 1, 2016 | :
by Associated Press
Jackson State University and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are taking part in a new federal program that aims to increase low-income students’ access to college.
Starting this semester, about 10,000 high school students across the country can use Pell Grants for dual enrollment courses for the first time. Most students pay for dual enrollment without financial assistance, limiting participation to those who have the ability to pay out of pocket.