Top eight reasons why the Pell Grant is HUGE for Michigan

  1. Thankful4PellTwitterPell Grant funding is crucial to maintaining and raising the number of college graduates in Michigan.
  1. The use of the Pell grant has increased in recent years because more students and unemployed workers are going back to school to get the training they need for jobs in the new economy.
  2. Pell Grants have served as the cornerstone of college opportunity for our lowest income students and helping them graduate.
  3. In 2015, the Pell grant program provided more than 8 million students nationally with aid for higher education. 
  4. In 2013-14 more than 300,000 students attending college in Michigan received $1.03 billion in Pell Grants. 
  5. MCAN's 40 AdviseMI college advisers are helping students across Michigan gain access Pell Grants and understand the application process.
  6. Students need help financial now more than ever, in 1977 the Pell Grant used to cover 77 % of tuition, fees, room and board at a public four-year university or college, in 2010 it covered 33 %. 
  7. Filing the FAFSA is the ONLY WAY to access federal loans, federal Pell grants, most college-based grants, and many scholarships (including state scholarships like MI Competitive).

Join us in sharing why you are #Thankful4Pell, to help spread the word about this important grant!

Lisa King headshot 2013Author: Lisa King, MCAN communications consultant
Posted: Nov. 19, 2015

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