Congress rejected President Trump’s $150 billion in cuts to student aid; but hasn’t finished its work. To make sure students can continue their college educations, Congress needs to pass a budget deal that increases federal student aid. Increases that the House and Senate have proposed to Pell Grants, SEOG, work study, TRIO and GEAR UP should all be approved to keep students in college. Tell Congress to make a budget deal that prioritizes student aid.

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“I was raised by a single mother, and both my brother and I are in college. Last year I had federal work study but they cut it this year. That’s made it a lot more difficult for my family to pay for college, but we’re managing somehow.”

-Miya, University of Maryland, College Park

What’s the latest on student aid?

Congress rejected President Trump’s $150 billion budget cuts, and instead supported student aid funding. Now Congress needs to finalize the budget so students can pay for college in 2018-19:

  • The House student aid funding bill keeps Pell Grants, SEOG, and work study funding; and significantly increases TRIO and GEAR UP funding.
  • The Senate student aid funding bill increases Pell Grants and TRIO; and keeps SEOG, work study and GEAR UP funding.

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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.