CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has signed onto a letter with a coalition of governors regarding the reform and expansion of the federal Pell Grant program.
Education advocates say a Trump administration plan to use federal Pell Grant money to fund space exploration would jeopardize aid for future college students and could trigger a budgeting crisis...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to shift money for Pell Grants for college education to fund new spending, including a $1.6 billion bump for NASA to return American astronauts to...
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A unique group of graduates is getting first crack at a second chance.
Last month, 25 inmates and parolees received associates of the arts degrees in ceremonies at the Arkansas Department of Correction unit in Wrightsville. The degrees were obtained through the Second Chance Pell Experimental Sites Initiative, a program launched by the U.S. Department of Education in 2015 and designed to reduce rates of recidivism among former inmates.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A think tank is remembering the late Democratic U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell's legacy.
The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy in Newport wrote about Pell because Thursday is the centennial of his birth.
Pell was born Nov. 22, 1918, in New York City. He represented Rhode Island in the Senate for 36 years and was the force behind a grant program that has helped many Americans attend college.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire is expanding a tuition-free program for qualifying students who transfer to the school from the state's community college system.
The program has helped 800 first-year students studying on the Durham and Manchester campuses. It guarantees New Hampshire students who receive federal Pell grants pay no tuition to attend the university. It is now being offered to new graduates of the community college system.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of Minnesota sophomore Samantha Truesdell fills her planner with meticulous notes every day.
She organizes everything, from tracking her bills — rent, tuition, insurance and others — to planning her upcoming paychecks and weekly schedules.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System has announced a new program that will allow some first-year students to attend school at its smaller campuses for free.
The program is available at the campuses in Presque Isle, Fort Kent, Augusta and Machias. It will begin in Fall 2018 and apply to Maine residents who are first-year, full-time students and who are eligible for a Pell Grant, a need-based subsidy from the federal government.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — More than 400 incoming University of New Hampshire students are attending the school tuition-free this fall.
The students, who receive federal Pell grants, are getting assistance through the Granite Guarantee program.
They are part of an incoming undergraduate class of about 3,000, up from about 2,900 last year.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri in Columbia plans to guarantee payment of all tuition and fees for every student who qualifies for a federal Pell Grant, with even more financial help for students who qualify for the Honors College.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A cosmetology school's owner has been convicted of charges she forged and falsified students' financial aid records to steal more than $100,000 in federal grant money.
A federal jury on Thursday found 58-year-old Alden Hall guilty of charges of theft of government funds, fraudulently obtaining financial assistance funds and money laundering.
The Baton Rouge resident is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 30. Her trial lasted four days.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pell Grants for low-income college students can now be used for summer studies.
The U.S. Education Department announced Monday that year-round Pell Grants will be available starting July 1, allowing students to take summer classes and graduate sooner.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says the decision "is about empowering students and giving them the flexibility and support needed to achieve their goals."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pell Grants have been a fixture of federal financial aid since the 1970s, helping about 8 million low-income students attend college each year.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is now considering allowing students to use the grants year-round, rather than just for two semesters in any given year. She raised the possibility during a visit last week to a community college in Florida.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire has a new scholarship program called Granite Guarantee, which will allow full-time, first-year students in the state receiving federal Pell grants to attend the school tuition-free.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Hundreds of Arkansas inmates and parolees are participating in a three-year federal pilot program that lets state and federal prisoners use financial aid to pay for college.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jackson State University and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are taking part in a new federal program that aims to increase low-income students' access to college.
Starting this semester, about 10,000 high school students across the country can use Pell Grants for dual enrollment courses for the first time. Most students pay for dual enrollment without financial assistance, limiting participation to those who have the ability to pay out of pocket.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three schools in Oklahoma have been chosen to participate in a federal program that will allow eligible inmates to take college courses.
The new Second Chance Pell pilot program, inmates will be allowed to receive Pell Grants and pursue postsecondary education, The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/29teqBM ) reports. The goal is to help inmates get jobs when they are released.