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Summer Pell Grant Predicament Disproportionately Affects HBCU Students

Congress changed the law in 2012 regarding the eligibility standards for low-income students receiving Pell Grants, and HBCU students are feeling the brunt of the new rules. As many students across the United States rely on federal funding for college, the law mainly affects those students who attend HBCUs. Marybeth Gasman, an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, said that the new Pell Grant law, “disproportionately hurt students attending HBCUs that do the lion’s share of educating poor students.” 

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