On July 29, ACTA President Michael Poliakoff provided testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee. The subcommittee discussed legislation that would double the maximum amount of the Pell Grant over the next five years. President Poliakoff counseled congressional leaders to examine if colleges are using federal funds responsibly. He advised that although an increase in the Pell Grant may be necessary, institutions should find alternative ways of cutting tuition for students before they receive increased federal aid. The following video is an excerpt of the hearing. View the full hearing here, and read his full testimony here.


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