Congress is close to completing the federal budget for fiscal year 2012, which runs through Sept. 30, 2012. The official language has yet to be released, but it appears that the maximum Pell Grant will be maintained, but that there will be changes to eligibility. In particular, the maximum number of semesters will be reduced fro 18 to 12 and the maximum family income level for an automatic EFC of $0 will be reduced from $30,000 to $20,000. For more information, please see
As more information becomes available, including about other programs such as TRIO, GEAR UP, and AmeriCorps, NCAN will share the news.
Director of Partnerships and Policy
National College Access Network