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Pell Recipient Enrollment Down at Privates, Survey Says

October 16, 2020

Fewer Pell Grant recipients enrolled in private nonprofit colleges this fall. The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities surveyed 292 private nonprofit colleges on their enrollment. Over all, it's dropped about 2 percent compared to the fall of 2019. But Pell Grant recipient enrollment has dropped at four times that rate. The federal Pell Grant is awarded to low-income students.

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