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Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI); Jack Reed (D-RI); and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) are circulating a letter in support of the Federal Pell Grant Program.

This is a letter to House and Senate appropriations leaders urging them to make investments in fundamental scientific research and student aid a top priority as they consider FY23 302(b) allocations.
AAU, ACE, and other higher education organizations sent a letter to the leadership of the House and Senate education committees endorsing the College Transparency Act (S. 839/H.R. 2030) and urging the inclusion of CTA language currently in the America COMPETES Act in the final and reconciled version of the United States Innovation and Competition Act and the America COMPETES Act.
Representative Cicilline (D-OR) is leading a letter requesting that the House Appropriations Committee provide a robust funding for the Federal Pell Grant Program in Fiscal Year 2023 so that the maximum individual award can be increased to $12,990, which is nearly double the current maximum award. The letter also asks  appropriators to secure the long-term affordability impact of the Pell Grant program for years to come by indexing the maximum award amount to inflation and ensuring that funding for the program is fully mandatory, rather than discretionary.
House Members are leading a letter requesting increased funding for Campus-Based Student Financial Aid Programs in Title IV of the Higher Education Act in FY23. The letter requests The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) program be funded at $1.061 billion, and that the Federal Work Study (FWS) program be funded at $1.48 billion.
The Student Aid Alliance, of which AAU is a member, sent a letter to the leadership of the House and Senate subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies seeking increased funding for federal student aid programs in FY23.
Status of FY23 appropriations including the President’s FY23 Budget Request for AAU’s funding priorities at the Department of Education including Title IV and Title VI funding.
Federal student aid is an essential element in the nation’s economic growth and prosperity, enabling low- and middle-income students to attend college and current workers to retrain for new careers.
AAU sent a letter to President Biden requesting that the Department of Education extend FAFSA verification waivers for the 2022-23 award year.
AAU joined 187 organizations in encouraging Congress to invest in America’s students by doubling the maximum Pell Grant award