House Measure Would Expand Pell Grant Program

House Measure Would Expand Pell Grant Program

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North country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik's proposal to make Pell Grant's available during college mini-sessions is now included in the House of Representative's spending plan. 

The plan is something she says came from an idea at Jefferson Community College, as the plan would would help non-traditional students. 

Stefanik talked about the plan when she sat down with 7 News anchor Jeff Cole last week.

"That's a result for this district and it's an idea that came from a constituent here and we're able to bring it across the finish line," Stefanik said. "I've heard feedback from students, particularly our students who served in the military and decided to stay in the community and pursue higher education."

In a news release, Stefanik said the plan would increase the possible maximum Pell Grant award by 50 percent.

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