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Obama Calls for Pell Grant Changes to Accelerate Progress Toward Degrees

To help students make quicker progress toward earning degrees, the Obama administration is calling for a significant expansion of the Pell Grant program that would make the grants available year-round and reward students who take a full schedule of courses each semester.

Together, the two proposals would mean an additional $2 billion in Pell Grant assistance during the 2017 fiscal year, the Education Department said in a news release.