Final Bipartisan Debt Deal Provides $17 Billion for Pell Grants

August 1, 2011
Pauline Abernathy
Statement from TICAS Vice President Pauline Abernathy on the final bipartisan debt deal that provides $17 billion for Pell Grants. A broad coalition of 62 education, student, civil rights and public policy organizations, including the Institute for College Access and Success, urged President Obama to preserve the maximum Pell Grant award of $5,550 and protect the program from harmful cuts in the debt negotiations.