Financial Aid

Why it’s time to double the Pell Grant

At UC Davis, students are leading a co-effort with UCOP, UCSA, ASUCD, and UC Davis Government and Community Relations to Double the Pell In 1980, Pell Grants covered more than 75 percent of the cost to attend a 4-year public university. Today, the maximum Pell Grant award covers just 28 percent.  We're calling on Congress to double the Pell Grant, so it reaches a maximum award of $13,000. This will make college more affordable and give students the support they need to succeed.