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Illinois students are campaigning for doubling the Pell grant to college students during the pandemic.
Illinois Public Interest Research Groups (IL PIRG) is a national organization working to make higher education more affordable.
IL PIRG started the Double Pell Initiative that campaigns for Congress to double the grant for college students.
“Pell grants have served to help and motivate low-income students [to] pursue higher education; at some point, it was found that the Pell grant was able to cover more than 75 percent of students, and now is only able to cover less than