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See UC students in action as they work to double the Pell!

Pell Grants are the main way the U.S. government helps low-income students afford college, and their value is going down: In 1980, a Pell Grant could cover more than 75% of the cost to attend a four-year public university. Today — due to inflation, rising college costs and less state support for higher education — the maximum award covers just 28%. UC is partnering with other higher education leaders to advocate for a change, students are a key part of the effort.

Next Monday, May 3, from 10 – 11 a.m. (PT), join UC students online as they highlight resources to build a coalition, host their own week of Congressional action and share how Pell Grants have helped them to achieve their educational goals.

The event will feature Michele Streeter, senior policy analyst at The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS), who will discuss the Pell Grant’s role in ensuring equity and access to higher education.

To attend, RSVP online here!

Learn more about the Double the Pell campaign. For questions, contact

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