Arlington, VA – Earlier today, Congress unveiled the omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2022, which provides discretionary appropriations to fund the federal government through September 30 and includes a $400 increase to the maximum Pell Grant award. The House, Senate, and President Biden had all called for an across-the-board increase in Pell Grant funding. Consistent with these requests, the omnibus spending bill increases the maximum Pell Grant for all eligible students, bringing the maximum Pell Grant for award year 2022-2023 to $6,895.
“This bipartisan increase to the maximum Pell Grant award will help millions of low-income students pursue their education and career goals, including approximately 900,000 Pell Grant recipients attending a for-profit school,” said CECU’s President and CEO, Dr. Jason Altmire. “We are pleased to see that this increase ensures student equity by being available to all students in all sectors of higher education. We call on Congress to pass this important increase to the Pell Grant and send it to the President’s desk.”
You can read the full text of the bill here.
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