Low-income high school students in the San Luis Valley will soon have access to federal Pell grants to take college courses at Adams State University.
The college’s dual enrollment arrangements with high schools give students a head start on earning the college credits they need for a degree.
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., in a conference call with reporters, said that Adams State is one of 44 institutions nationwide that can access almost $20 million in Pell grants.
He says the grants can help students with transportation costs to college classes, textbooks, and other course costs. The experiment will last three years.