Orlando Sentinel: Pedro Villarreal III–Pell grants

Orlando Sentinel
Pedro Villarreal III 

COE education professor Pedro Villarreal III, who specializes in education finance, is quoted in an Orlando Sentinel story that suggests more Florida college students are applying for — and receiving — Pell grants because more Floridians are having trouble paying for rising education costs. Nearly 40 percent of public-university undergraduate students got Pell grants last year — up from 22 percent six years earlier, according to the latest state university system data.