U.S. Secretary of Education Applauds Pell Grant Increase

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U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel CardonaU.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel CardonaU.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona praised the recent passage of President Joe Biden's fiscal year 2022 budget. The package includes a $400 increase in the Pell Grant maximum to help low-income college students.

"This bipartisan move also helps make college more affordable by increasing the maximum Pell Grant by $400, which is a down payment on the President's call to double Pell and will help more students pursue a college education and gain the skills to secure their futures," said Cardona in a statement. "At the Department of Education, we'll continue building on the strong foundation set forth through this funding to support the success of all students."

The funding package additionally includes $17.5 billion for K-12's Title I program, which provides federal financial assistance to school districts and schools with a high percentage of children from low-income families.