House FY17 Budget Plan Cuts Pell Grants
Eliminates Scheduled $120 Increase in 2017; Freezes Maximum Grant for 10 Years

March 15, 2016
Statement of Pauline Abernathy

Despite acknowledging that ‘millions of Americans are graduating with too much student loan debt,’ the House Budget Committee’s fiscal year 2017 budget would make college less affordable, forcing millions of low- and moderate-income students to borrow more, drop out, or forgo college altogether.