Pell Recipients and Award Amount Since 1999-00 (in Current Dollars, not Adjusted for Inflation)

Pell grants are the federal government’s largest single investment in financial aid, and have expanded dramatically over the last fifteen years, with the largest growth occurring as a result of increases in maximum awards, expansion of eligibility criteria and the economic downturn since 2008. How has Pell grant expansion affected your state or institution? Explore the trend by selecting the state, sector or institution using the filters on the right. See the detailed data by moving the cursor over any data point on the graph.