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Year-round Pell Grants

April 10, 2017 GMT

Pell Grants have traditionally been used to fund a student’s fall and spring semester studies. When the spring semester was over, the student had to reapply for the next academic year, which started in the fall.

But as more and more students now opt for taking classes over the summer in order to graduate and get a job more quickly, there is demand for year-round Pell Grants, also known as summer Pells.

“If someone who is eligible for a Pell Grant is going full time and wants to continue to pursue their education for the third semester, there is no good reason the program should not allow them to access another grant,” said Jason Delisle, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.