Pell as a paycheck?

When the maximum $5,550 Pell Grant exceeds tuition at a low-cost community college, low-income students can keep whatever’s left to pay for living expenses. If students see Pell as a paycheck, they’ll take their classes more seriously, a pilot program hopes. But will they take their time completing a degree?

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