pell grants

A Democratic lawmaker is calling attention to a report that she says raises red flags over college affordability. The report pointed out several in-state colleges and universities with a low enrollment of students from low-income and working class families.

There's been a lot of attention lately on low-income students on campus — mostly on how to recruit them and how to make them feel welcome.

For good reason: Pell Grant recipients make up about a third of the undergraduate student population in the U.S., according to the College Board. And often, their experiences in college are very different than their wealthy classmates.

Ohio State

Ohio State University officials are hopeful that a new initiative will allow more students from low- and middle-income families to take classes on the Columbus campus.

Education Affordability Act

Apr 7, 2010

The Education Affordability Act provides direct federal student loans and increases availability of Pell Grants. What this means for access to higher education in Ohio, with The Ohio State University senior advisor for economic access Natala Hart, Columbus State Community College dean of enrollment services Martin Maliwesky and American Association of Community Colleges vice president for government relations and research David Baime.