January 25. 2023
Arlington, VA – Today, Reps. Stefanik, Foxx, Banks, Hinson, and Thompson introduced the Promoting Employment and Lifelong Learning (PELL) Act. The PELL Act would amend the Higher Education Act making certain short-term workforce programs eligible for the Federal Pell Grant.
“This legislation creates new opportunities for students who are in financial need while expanding the pipeline of the high-demand jobs so desperately needed in the American workforce. In expanding financial aid eligibility to shorter-term programs, this bill allows students to choose the school and program that best suits their needs and fits their life circumstances,” said CECU’s President and CEO, Dr. Jason Altmire. “Rather than the government limiting students to schools based upon the institution’s tax status, this bill creates metrics to ensure that all participating schools offer high-quality, in-demand programs. We are grateful for the leadership of Chairwoman Foxx and Rep. Stefanik in introducing this important legislation, and we look forward to working with the committee as the bill advances through the process.”
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