Pell aid goes up, but so does tuition

The near-doubling of Pell Grant funding hasn’t decreased borrowing by low-income students, who are supposed to be the beneficiaries. States have cut funding and colleges have raised tuition using federal aid to make up the difference.

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  1. It’s almost as if there’s a connection between the two!

    • Jerry Doctor says:

      Don’t be silly, Allen. That would mean the colleges are charging whatever they think students can pay! They’d never do that. It wouldn’t be good for the c-h-i-l-d-r-e-n.

      • I am properly chastened.

        Educators, one and all, would never engage in such behavior being driven not by a lust for filthy lucre but by a pure love of learning thus elevated above the common herd.