Scramble for Aid Money in Budget Deal

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Media Outlet: Inside Higher Ed

Clare McCann was quoted in Inside Higher Ed on how Congress could amplify new funding by using it as an incentive for additional state support of public colleges:

"You could use it to increase the Pell Grant, or to index the Pell Grant to inflation for a couple of years. Or you could use it some other way, for some version of need-based or campus-based aid," said Clare McCann, deputy director of higher education policy at New America. "Or you could also invest in a state-federal partnership, to get some ripple effects from the additional funding."

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Clare McCann is the deputy director for federal higher education policy with New America's Education Policy program. She previously served as a senior adviser on higher education policy at the U.S. Department of Education.