Kids who graduate early still receive benefits until 18. Kids how are delayed receive until 19 and 2 months. By adjusting the limit to the sooner of secondary graduation or attainment of age 18, we could save millions.
American education is by itself a big incentive for foreign students. They may not mind, if they could afford, to be paying their way through schooling in the USA.
Otherwise create loans for them like all Americans kids already need to get, so as to encourage and retain brilliant students from other countries.
Students that receive Pell Grants should be required to pay back a percentage of the money received if they are expelled from their education program due to unethical academic behavior, such as cheating or plagiarism.
Students that receive Pell Grants often have other sources of financial aid (such as state-funded programs and scholarships). Students often end up with more college funding than college bills. The surplus can be in the thousands of dollars. Students use this money to buy cars, high-end electronics, and other luxury items not associated with college. This is done at the taxpayer’s expense. Pell Grants should be paid directly... more »