Many local students may lose grant money


This summer, major changes to the 40-year-old federal Pell grant program will impact an estimated 145,000 low-income college students nationwide when narrowed eligibility requirements take effect.

So far, college officials said they do not know how many of their students will be affected.

“We’re really worried about the number of students who could lose their Pell grant this coming year,” said Amy Barnhart, director of Wright State University’s Office of Financial Aid. “It’s really hard to gauge at this point, because we haven’t received guidance yet.”


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