Dual Enrollment Pell Grant Experimental Sites Initiative

Tuesday, June 27, 2017: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room 1 AB (San Diego Convention Center)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Advocacy
Subcategories: Research & Data Analysis Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: Private School, Community College and Public School
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Education selected 44 two- and four-year postsecondary institutions in 23 states to participate in a first-of-its-kind, nationwide study that will allow low-income high school students in dual enrollment programs to access federal Pell Grants. Institutions are responsible for covering all remaining costs after federal, state, and other scholarship and grant aid have been applied, which has raised a number of questions regarding eligibility, compliance, and reporting. The proposed session will discuss the study, its potential impact on financial aid administrators, and offer examples of early implementation challenges and prospective solutions.
Jill Desjean (NASFAA)
Gregory Kienzl (ACT)
Christian Zimmermann (College of Southern Maryland)