House Passes Pell Grant Fairness Legislation
HOUSE PASSES PELL GRANT FAIRNESS LEGISLATION
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation today that would repeal a rule that unfairly reduces Pell Grant scholarship aid for thousands of low-income college students who attend low-cost colleges and universities. The Pell Grant Equity Act, H.R. 990, was introduced by Reps. George Miller (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, and Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-CA), the Committee's Senior Republican.
"No student should be shortchanged of the financial aid they need to get a college degree," said Miller. "This legislation will ensure that students get the help they need to cover tuition and other basic -- but substantial -- costs. This is another step we are taking to expand need-based aid and make college more affordable -- a core element of strengthening our nation's middle class."