Wisconsin lawmaker introduces bill to accelerate undergraduate education

Wisconsin lawmaker introduces bill to accelerate undergraduate education

Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah, introduced a bill to shorten the permissible time period for federal grants for college students, according to a news release from his office.

In the release, Grothman said too many college students are taking too long to complete their undergraduate education, and that this adds unnecessary debt burdens. He introduced the Pell Grant Modernization Act, which would cap federal Pell Grant award usage at 10 semesters rather than 12. The bill would also require a student to take 15 credits to be considered full-time.

“To address this growing problem, I introduced the Pell Grant Modernization Act in hopes of
accelerating college completion rates. The critical changes to the Pell Grant program included
in this bill will ensure students are moving towards college completion, while saving taxpayers
billions of dollars per year – which is especially important when our country is so deeply in
debt,” Grothman said in the release.

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