As Congress winds down for its holiday break, there is still much work to be done. A bipartisan budget deal is gaining steam, but we want to ensure the harmful cuts to student aid as a result of the sequester are ultimately reversed. Consequently, the co- chairmen of Student Aid Alliance, Molly Corbett Broad and […]
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The federal government is dealing with a lot right now — important issues such as healthcare reform, sequestration and looming budget talks. Pell grants and federal student aid is also in that mix, but we want to ensure that issue has a spot near the front of the line. Consequently, the co- chairmen of Student […]
March 1 has come and gone and Congress did nothing to stop the looming budget cuts. As a result, If students who get federal aid could lose hundreds of dollars a year. We calculate the cost could be as much as $876 a year in new fees, fewer work-study hours and reduced grants, and we are […]
On July 1, 2013 interest rates on many new federal student loans doubled–endangering the dreams of many middle class families. If this sounds familiar, its because we went through this last summer. The Student Aid Alliance rallied thousands of students across the country and Twitter was ablaze with the hashtag #studentfiscalcliff — we were out […]
As many of you jump back into work and school in the wake of Spring Break, we want you to know that we’ve been monitoring the happenings in Washington that affect student aid. Just before Congress departed for a mid-session break, both the House and the Senate considered budget resolution bills for FY 2014. A budget […]
If Congress doesn’t act to prevent a 6 percent cut to the student aid programs, more than 100,000 students could lose major portions of their financial aid, and millions more will see their aid reduced. Students have given again and again to help balance the budget. In fact in just the last few years, over […]