U.S. Department of Education will expand Pell Grant program for high school students enrolled in college courses

college-coursesA pilot program to expand federal financial aid to high school students taking college courses will make college more affordable and accessible for low-income students, Pennsylvania community college officials said.

The U.S. Department of Education announced that it would put up to $20 million in the Pell Grant program for up to 10,000 high school "dual enrollment" students in the 2016-17 school year.

High school enrollment in specialized programs has fallen at some local colleges as costs have...

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