Fact Sheet | June 23, 2022

To Celebrate #PellTurns50, Let’s #DOUBLEPELL!

From 1972 to today, the federal Pell Grant program has provided need-based grant aid to 80 million low- and moderate-income students to help them achieve the dream of a college degree.

Fifty years in, Pell Grants remain 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.

Big new investments in Pell are long overdue — that’s why we’re urging Congress to #DoublePell and restore the promise of the Pell program for generations to come.