Paul Ryan Tells Student He Should Work Three Jobs To Pay For College, Not Use Pell Grants
By Travis Waldron and Pat Garofalo on Oct 20, 2011 at 6:20 pm
ThinkProgress filed this report from a town hall in Muskego, Wisconsin.
The House Republican majority, since it came into power, has repeatedly set its sights on Pell Grants, the federal grants that help low- and middle-income students pay a portion of their higher education tuition. Republicans have not only proposed lowering the maximum Pell amount from $5,500 (which is the level to which the Obama administration raised it) but also limiting eligibility, knocking one million students from the Pell program entirely.