The Obama administration announced a rule that will allow for students to be admitted to postsecondary education through college in states that expanded eligibility in 2015.
But, if students do not apply to graduate school or take postsecondary courses before they can apply for a Pell Grant, they can be denied access to that money.
A postsecondary educational institution is one that is not currently accredited by a accrediting agency, which means it is not allowed to receive federal funds to fund education.
The rule, which went into effect in April, also applies to students applying to graduate programs at public colleges and universities, as well as to students who attend private universities.
This is a rule aimed at making sure colleges and other universities are meeting the standards for students that are eligible for Pell Grants.
If the school does not meet the standard, students can still be admitted through college and graduate school, but not through postsecondary programs.
This rule also allows schools to accept applications for students who did not receive Pell Grants prior to January 1, 2019.
According to the administration, the rule will “reduce the administrative burden on schools that do not have the capacity to meet the standards of this rule” for students whose parents do not meet those standards.
However, many colleges are struggling to meet those requirements and are being penalized for not meeting them.
As of December 31, 2016, there were 3,922,935 Pell Grant recipients nationwide, according to the federal government’s National Center for Education Statistics.
Of those, 2,972,853 students were eligible for financial aid, according a DOE website.
The Obama administration also said it was going to give more aid to students eligible for the Pell Grant and that it would continue to make the Pell Grants available to students with disabilities.
The rule is designed to provide more aid, but it has been criticized for its inclusion of a provision that will let colleges make it harder for students with physical or mental disabilities to receive the Pell grants.
For example, in 2015, students with intellectual disabilities, or people who have a physical disability or hearing impairment, could not apply for the aid.
In 2016, it would have been a $2,000 cap, and in 2019 it would be a $5,000 limit.
This year, the Obama administration expanded the Pell grant eligibility for students on both a federal and state level.
Students who are able to attend colleges that are accredited by an accreditor must have a high school diploma or equivalent, according the DOE website, but students on state aid are also eligible.