Pell Grants

Minh Duong Dinh credits Pell Grants with helping him graduate debt-free from USF with a degree in chemical engineering. (Courtesy USF Communications)
Pell Grants

According to a study by a national think tank, the University of South Florida is one of the top public universities in the country at serving lower-income students. We’ll learn why, and meet a recent graduate who received help from a Pell Grant, the federal financial aid available for such students. That’s on University Beat on WUSF Public Media.

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WUSF News story on the performance of USF Pell Grant recipients

Third Way study

USF Office of Student Succes website

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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. Mark has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

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