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U.S. House Passes Sen. Ossoff-Backed Expansion of Pell Grant Program

Washington, D.C. — Following a push by U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a provision to help more lower-income Georgians afford higher education.

“The kind of opportunity that access to public college and HBCUs without debt would make for the people of Georgia would be extraordinary,” Sen. Ossoff said.

Sen. Ossoff voiced strong support for the expansion of the Pell Grant Program to help make it possible for Georgians to obtain a college degree from public universities and HBCUs without taking on debt.

The Build Back Better Act includes a provision to expand the Federal Pell Grant Program and increase the maximum Pell Grant award per recipient.

Sen. Ossoff has long championed expanding Pell Grants to help students across Georgia afford the rising costs of tuition and other college-related expenses.

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