Over the last 3 years, Congress has rejected President Trump's proposed cuts to student aid and instead increased funding for Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work Study, TRIO and GEAR UP.  Tell your Representative and Senators to keep supporting student aid funding in this year’s budget.

Congress needs to hear why student aid is important to you, your community and America’s future. Congress will write its spending bills this spring, but will finalize them in November. Congress needs to hear that increased funding, not cuts to student aid, make a difference for you. Write your Representatives and Senators and tell them to support a $7,000 Pell Grant and increases to all student aid in FY 2021 as an investment in America’s future. Thank them for supporting the student aid programs and tell them your story of the help it has provided you.

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“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?

In December 2019, Congress enacted 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 President signed this bill into law and these funds become available July 1, 2020.

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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.