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The Importance of Saving the Pell Grant Program

Pell grants are the nationís largest federal grant program for low-income college students. They help approximately 9 million people pay for their educations each year and more than 80 percent of all funds are awarded to individuals with family incomes under $30,000. The current maximum annual award for a Pell grant is $5,550.

Take Action Today to Save Pell

Visit our Legislative Action Center to send a message to federal legislators.


Fast Facts About Pell

The statistical impact of Pell grants on students at Community College of Philadelphia, students in Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s community college students and students in other states.


Pell News Room

Links to regional and national news coverage about Pell and the affordability of college.


Student Testimonials

Hear from students about how financial aid is critical to achieving their educational goals.


Watch the Winning Speak Up for Pell Video

Please join us in congratulating guitar-playing Kerrie Trube, the winner of the Speak Up for Pell video contest. Fifty-eight faculty and students submitted videos offering impassioned pleas to protect Pell grants. Click here to enjoy the video.