Pell Grants

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is promoting legislation that would expand access to Pell grants for short-term job training programs. The federal subsidy for students to go to college currently can be used for 15-week job skills training. But Gillibrand said that does not help people who cannot go back to school full-time.

Democrat Dan Maffei is promising to try and help families struggling with the cost of college. The Congressional candidate says  a big part of that is keeping the grant and loan programs that help millions of students pay for an education.