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Mark Kantrowitz
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Mark Kantrowitz is a nationally recognized expert on student financial aid and paying for college. He is the founder and publisher of, the leading source for clear and unbiased financial aid information, advice and tools; and publisher of, the most popular and complete free scholarship matching site. He has two Bachelor of Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and is ABD on a PhD from CMU.

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President Obama Proposes Cuts in Aid Programs to Preserve Pell Grant

Posted February 15, 2011 | 10:21:53 (EST)

President Obama is proposing to cut some student aid programs to maintain the maximum Pell Grant at $5,550 in 2011-12 as part of the FY2012 federal budget request. This comes after the House Republican leadership proposed cutting the maximum Pell Grant by $845 on Friday.

The Pell Grant program...

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Congress Proposes 15% Cut in Pell Grant Funding

Posted February 13, 2011 | 19:18:56 (EST)

The Republican leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives released a proposal on Friday that would cut the maximum Pell Grant to $4,015. This proposal is part of a larger package of budget cuts that seek to cut spending by $100 billion for the remainder of the current...

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