Susan M. Dynarski makes recommendations for federal Pell Grant reform

April 18, 2011

Susan M. Dynarski weighed in on the Pell Grant debate by signing a letter with recommendations for how Congress, in an effort to reduce the federal budget, might wisely cut Pell funding.

The letter was sent to the president of The College Board from seven economists specializing in higher education, including Dynarski, who are already conducting a comprehensive analysis of the Pell Grant system. Acknowledging that Congress will likely need to modify the budget before their research is complete, this letter provides insight into the researchers' current thoughts and offers five short-term policy suggestions on how funding can be cut without jeopardizing the program's key goals.

[Read Inside Higher Ed article]
[Read letter to The College Board]