The last 2 years, Congress 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 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.

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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

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Once Congress finalizes government shutdown negotiations, it will turn to writing a budget for FY 2020. Without a budget deal that increases spending caps, non-defense programs will be cut by $55 billion.  Student aid programs will be part of those cuts. Cuts to student aid would make college more expensive for millions of students each year. Congress needs to reject proposals to cut non-defense spending, and instead enact a bipartisan budget deal to accommodate continued support for the federal student aid programs.

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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.