In a letter to President Obama, senators called for Pell Grants to be protected in any deficit reduction deal. The letter urged the president to “reject any proposals that reduce the Pell Grant maximum or make harmful changes to Pell’s elibility requirements.”
We recognize that hard choices need to be made to address the nation’s debt crisis. However, cuts to the Pell Grant program would undermine our efforts to address our debt in the long run by damaging our economy. We cannot win the future without investing in a strong Pell Grant program.
The entire letter can be read here.
If your members of Congress have recently expressed support for federal student aid, please take a moment to thank them!