Yet Another Pell Grant Hearing
On December 3, a House of Representatives subcommittee held a hearing entitled, "Keeping College Within Reach: Strengthening Pell Grants for Future Generations." Here is my take on the hearing.
- It seems like the House likes to have a lot of hearings on higher education, even though nobody thinks the Higher Education Act will be reauthorized on time in 2014:
- Justin Draeger from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators mentioned some of my research in his testimony:
- But there were some concerns raised about his openness to a more complex FAFSA (which many students would be able to skip):
- The Bennett Hypothesis, in which colleges are accused of raising tuition when financial aid becomes more available, had its day in the sun:
- A rather spicy (by Congressional hearing standards) took place between Jenna Robinson of the conservative Pope Center and many of the Democrats on the panel. I weigh in with some concerns about causality and sample selection:
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