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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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