University of Missouri-Kansas City Chancellor Leo Morton joined college leaders Tuesday on Capitol Hill and pleaded for lawmakers to spare funding for Pell Grants, reports the Kansas City Star. Pell Grants, which unlike loans don’t have to be paid back, help about 10 million lower-income students afford a college education. In its effort to deal with the nation’s debt, Congress is considering cutting the program nearly in half, which could bounce about 1.5 million students off the grants, the Washington Post reported earlier this week…

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