November 28, 2022
Today, The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, on behalf of 26 other higher education and consumer organizations, sent a letter to Congress urging repeal of the tax on Pell Grants, which harms college students’ ability to afford their basic needs like food, housing, and child care. Approximately 3 million Pell Grant recipients are taxed each year. Congress is currently debating year-end tax legislation that could include this important issue. The letter follows a June 27 letter from similar groups and an October 28 letter from higher education associations urging Congress to stop taxing Pell Grants.