Pell Grants Aren’t Welfare: Tell Us Your Story

The future of America and its working-class students are in danger.

As Washington weighs cuts to the federal budget, the Pell Grant program is on the chopping block. Pell is the federal aid program that fuels the future of hard-working students nationwide. Nearly 10 million Americans depend on Pell Grants to enroll in and complete college. If the maximum grant is cut or eligibility requirements for the program change, fewer working families will be able to send their children to college at a time when our economy needs more college graduates, not fewer.

Congress needs to hear how Pell Grants keep the promise of a college education — and all that it offers — alive for hard-working students.

Whether you or someone you know has benefited from a Pell Grant (or if you simply support keeping college opportunity open to all), we invite you to share your story. Help us put a face on the fight to Save Pell.

Whether you or someone you know has benefited from a Pell Grant (or if you simply support keeping college opportunity open to all), we invite you to share your story. Help us put a face on the fight to Save Pell.
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Number Date Name Tell the Senate why we can’t ...
2947 Thu Apr 30 15:02:49 EDT 2020 Cassidy Buss I pay for college on my own with a minimum wage job. I couldn’t do it without the extra help.
2946 Thu Oct 05 22:30:11 EDT 2017 Yvonne Regalado I would like to further my education, but can't afford it.want to be of public assistane
2945 Thu Oct 05 22:30:10 EDT 2017 Yvonne Regalado I would like to further my education, but can't afford it.want to be of public assistane
2944 Thu Oct 05 22:30:00 EDT 2017 Yvonne Regalado I would like to further my education, but can't afford it.want to be of public assistane
2943 Thu Oct 05 22:29:48 EDT 2017 Yvonne Regalado I would like to further my education, but can't afford it.want to be of public assistane
2942 Mon Feb 06 19:23:08 EST 2017 Elspra Broger
2941 Mon Feb 06 19:18:22 EST 2017 Elspra Broger Senate why we can'tsacrifice pell grant to balance the budget
2940 Thu Jan 19 10:35:53 EST 2017 lori bulger
2939 Wed Nov 09 08:34:58 EST 2016 Mary Parton Im from a low income family i dont get any type of assistance from the government i support myself and my sister and the way the economy is at the moment minimum wage is not enough to support myself and More....
2938 Wed Apr 13 20:17:07 EDT 2016 Samuel Carroll
2937 Wed May 20 22:42:48 EDT 2015 Marissa Samuel This cut would be a staggering blow to a lot of people that are trying to better themselves, and America as a whole.. Please keep it "The land of opportunity" by not proceeding with this cut.
2936 Wed Mar 04 22:26:38 EST 2015 Lola Moniz I have had a complicated personal life but always stayed in school. I finally found my calling as a RN. Well, since this law took place, I am 26k at a community college, in loans because I lost my grant More....
2935 Wed Aug 27 08:24:39 EDT 2014 M. Craven If it wasn't for the pell grant my daughter would of never been able to better herself and go to college. I am a single with 3 daughters my youngest being autistic and non verbal. My daughter completed More....
2934 Wed Feb 26 20:11:53 EST 2014 Rachel Hays University education is paramount for the futures of our children and the continued growth and development of this country. Making it harder for young people to attend University only hurts America in More....
2933 Mon Jul 01 21:20:25 EDT 2013 Nolan Williams I feel putting a limit on the pell grant is not right. Then you don't count remedial course as an exemption. I don't like how this law is counting past pell grants in the mix. People have started classes More....
2932 Tue Apr 02 22:49:09 EDT 2013 Sue Ameliocasper the pell grant allows so many to attend college ... if these funds are taken away..then you'll have plenty of people one welfare
2931 Mon Jan 07 21:46:44 EST 2013 Henrissa Carey My self and my husband combined make 27k before taxes last year, this year we make even less. My pell grant was revoked because the government feels I can pay a minimum of 400 dollars each month for school. More....
2930 Fri Nov 09 17:12:33 EST 2012 Terry Huntelaar Pell Grants keep college affordable. Education is the foundation of America's continued greatness.
2929 Mon Sep 24 21:31:12 EDT 2012 Linda Knowlton This is the wrong time to cut educational funding. There has never been a limit on the number of years a student could receive a Pell grant before and 6 years is not enough. Now people need more or different More....
2928 Fri Aug 31 18:43:09 EDT 2012 Spencer Saleem You can't expect GOD to continue to Bless America, while people take undue advantage of those who trust them to share the wealth those less fortunate (the people who are meant to be helped).
2927 Fri Aug 31 00:37:25 EDT 2012 Steve Pham Dear senator!
I think your guy should increase more pell grant. All students need that money to gain their education. College is expensive; please, don't cut that benefit.
2926 Mon Aug 13 12:45:18 EDT 2012 Soper I would not have been able to afford higher education if it weren't for my ability to receive the Pell Grant in full.
2925 Fri Jun 29 00:17:30 EDT 2012 Marcela Holbert Our children deserve the opportunity to go to college, all of our children should have that right. It should not just be open to the wealthy. You are making the United States a third world country.
2924 Mon Jun 25 14:08:02 EDT 2012 Kanoyton I am a recipient of a Pell grant and it was the difference in my completing college. Presently I work with many students that receive Pell grants. I could cite many stories on the number of students this More....
2923 Tue Feb 21 23:17:47 EST 2012 Smith Sacrificing the Federal Pell Grant would be devastating to the dreams of many young Americans seeking degrees in the future. For students who don't have any other financial support, these funds are a tremendous More....
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