Tagged with Pell grants

Priorities for AACC: Avoid Funding Cuts, Extend Tax Credit

We may be in the crux of the political election season, but the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) already has its legislative priorities set for after Nov. 6. Topping the association’s watch list is how Congress addresses the federal deficit. If lawmakers don’t agree on a plan to reduce the federal deficit by Jan. 1, then … Continue reading

Survey Shows Colleges Failing to Attract Low-Income Students

The nation’s wealthiest colleges collectively have failed since 2004 to significantly boost low-income enrollment, and more than half saw declines, including the main campuses of Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh, a survey says. The Chronicle of Higher Education findings published this week show that low-income students as defined by those receiving federal … Continue reading