Students worry about the future of the Pell Grant
The Foghorn discusses the positive effect the Student Loan Reform bill will have on USF students.
In the last year, USF students have found available funds for college dwindling and sometimes nonexistent. At the same time, incomes and job opportunities are decreasing at alarming rates.
For college students, who would have hoped for the Democrat-controlled government to aim stimulus money at making college more affordable, there is disappointingly little in the enormous package to get excited about. Less than four percent of the $787 billion economic relief effort will be spent on college students, in the form of expanded Pell Grants, Federal Work Study and increased tax credits for education spending.