Washington, DC – Today, Congressman John Sarbanes supported and the House of Representatives passed the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA) H.R. 3221, which seeks to expand access to an affordable college education to more students, transform early education opportunities and build a world-class community college system. The legislation has been referred to the Senate for further consideration.

Over the next 10 years, the bill will increase the maximum annual Pell Grant scholarship from $5,350 to $5,550 in 2010 and to $6,900

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