Episode 29 - The Great Pell Grant Debate

In this episode, Dr. Jason Altmire and veteran journalist Paul Fain explore the importance of the short-term Pell Grant for students, as well as the debate about whether students attending for-profit schools should be eligible for the grant. Both sides of the aisle agree that the short-term Pell Grant is a vital resource for many students, but can they work past their differences to pass legislation?

Paul Fain is a higher education journalist known for his weekly newsletter, The Job. Dr. Altmire and Fain discuss how the current landscape of Congress will influence short-term Pell Grant bills, the provision regarding online programs, and the accountability measures for accessing short-term Pell Grants.

Paul Fain