House FY16 Budget Plan Reduces Access to College
Slashes Pell Grants, Eliminates Grants Entirely for Some Students

March 17, 2015
Statement of Pauline Abernathy

Despite acknowledging that ‘too many young people are graduating with enormous debt,’ the House Budget Committee’s fiscal year 2016 budget slashes funding for Pell Grants, forcing millions of low- and moderate-income students to either borrow more, drop out, or forgo college altogether.