Tag: Pell Grants


Florida’s public universities graduated 57 percent of low-income students receiving federal Pell Grants in six years, but that trailed the graduation rate of non-Pell students, a new study shows. The analysis by Third Way, a Washington, D.C.- based think tank, used newly reported federal data to track a 2010 cohort of first-time, full-time Pell students […]

Shannon NickinsonSeptember 29, 2015

This should be the University of West Florida time in the sun. Pensacola’s university saw funding restored this year following a marked improvement on the new state-mandated performance metrics. The measurements –10 in all from academic progression rates, to graduation rates to median first-year salaries for graduates — are Florida’s latest salvo in the ever-expanding […]

Mitch PerryMarch 31, 2015

Since the 1970s, tuition rates have risen over 1,000 percent, while state funding of universities has declined by 40 percent. And the proportion of young Americans with education debt more than quadrupled, from 5 percent to 22 percent. Pinellas County Republican David Jolly says student debt is a serious issue, and he wants to find […]


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