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SPC’s Free College Credit Program Helps Students Earn Degrees Faster

Cost is one of the biggest barriers facing students who want to attend college. While research has shown that college is a good investment in the long term, earning a degree has become increasingly unaffordable for many lower-income students. Financial aid available through the federal government or state and local institutions is an important resource…

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Maximum Pell Grant amount increases for 2019-2020

The maximum award for Federal Pell Grants has increased to $6,195 for the upcoming academic year, according to the U.S. Department of Education. The new maximum award amount represents¬†a slight increase from 2018-2019’s maximum of $6,095. Federal Pell Grants are a type of college financial aid awarded to students who have great financial need. Unlike…

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