Congress needs to hear why student aid is important to you, your community and America’s future. Congress will need to write a new budget deal this year to avoid deep cuts to student aid funding. Write your Representatives and Senators and tell them to support an FY 2020 budget that does note cut student aid, but instead invests in America’s future. Thank them for supporting the student aid programs and tell them your story of the help it has provided you.
“I am a first-generation, low-income student at Georgetown and a Truman Scholar from Alabama. Federal student aid is the only way students like me are able to go to college.”
-Amanda, Georgetown University
What’s the latest on student aid?
Early this summer, the House passed student aid funding for FY2020 which includes a $150 increase in the Pell Grant maximum, to $6,345, and increases for all other student aid programs. The bipartisan budget deal agreed to in August can allow for some of those increases. The Senate needs to make student aid funding a priority in its bill this fall.
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About Student Aid Alliance
We are a coalition of 85 higher education organizations united in our support for federal student aid. The Student Aid Alliance is thrilled to bring you the Save Student Aid campaign to raise awareness about the importance of federal student aid for America’s future.