Pell Grants play a crucial role each year in helping millions of low-income students pursue and achieve their postsecondary ambitions.

That’s why the National College Attainment Network (NCAN) has once again re-launched its annual campaign to help tell the stories behind those numbers.

The ninth annual #Thankful4Pell advocacy campaign begins Monday, November 14 and continues through Friday, November 18. The goal is to show appreciation to Congress for the Pell Grant program. Research shows that need-based aid, including Pell Grants, increases enrollment and decreases drop-out rates for low-income students. Additionally, more than 60% of African-American and 50% of Hispanic undergraduates rely on Pell to attend school.

The campaign’s Action Center will make it easy for visitors to quickly send a note about the importance of Pell to their corresponding member(s) of Congress. NCAN members and partner organizations can also use the #Thankful4Pell hashtag on social media throughout the week to share why they appreciate Pell Grants.

The need-based Pell Grant provides crucial support for around 7 million students each year, or about one-third of undergraduates. If Congress doesn’t act, the maximum Pell Grant award — $6,895 for the 2022-23 award year — will not rise for the next academic year.

Visit NCAN’s website for more information.


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