The increases include:
- The Pell grant, which will help 7.6 million low and middle income students afford college next year, had its maximum award amount set at $5,550, a $200 increase from 2009.
- Colleges and universities serving underrepresented communities received $653 million.
- The outreach and retention programs TRIO and GEAR UP were allocated $868 million and $330 million, respectively.
- 1.7 million disadvantaged and first generation students are slated to receive college preparation and support services.
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