Fact Sheet | August 4, 2023

How Congress Can Strengthen the Pell Grant Program to Make College More Affordable for Millions of Americans

The Pell Grant program is the federal government’s most effective investment in college affordability, but the share of college costs covered by the grant is at an all-time low. For our higher education system to fulfill its promise, the federal government must provide more student aid. 

In its latest analysis, The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) underscores why Congress must #DoublePell and restore the promise of the Pell program for generations to come.