Congress needs to hear why student aid is important to you, your community and America’s future.
“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 for 2018, and instead significantly increased student aid funding. For 2019, Congress needs to again reject proposed student aid budget cuts, opposing President Trump’s budget, which would:
- Eliminate SEOG
- Cut Work Study funding in half
- Eliminate subsidized loans (in-school interest subsidy for student loans to low-income students).
- Eliminate Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
- Eliminate GEAR UP
- Keep TRIO but add GEAR UP activities and redistribute funds
- Eliminate programs that support graduate education
Make your voice heard against in support of student aid by following @StuAidAlliance to learn how you can help to #SaveStudentAid and stop the #RaidOnAid.
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.