Pell Grants and Community Colleges

Feb 12, 2024

Community colleges serve as an access point to higher education for many low-income students. The largest source of federal grant aid for college students, Pell Grants provide low-income undergraduate students with up to $7,395 annually to cover educational expenses.

Community college students (46.4%) rely on Pell Grants more than students at four-year institutions (between 32% and 36%).

Learn more about Pell Grant limitations, policy considerations and eligible expenses

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