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Student Aid Funding

Sustaining the nation’s economic competitiveness requires that an increasing share of the workforce hold undergraduate or advanced college degrees. Moreover, federal student aid is an important element in the nation’s economic growth: enabling low- and middle-income students to attend college and current workers to retrain for new careers.

AAU strongly supports a broad array of student aid programs funded by the Department of Education. This section includes funding materials related to student aid issues.



AAU, ACE, and thirty-three other organizations sent this letter to Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, to express their concerns regarding possible FY2018 Budget rescission and the inclusion of federal student aid programs.
AAU and ACE joined thirty-three other higher education associations to urge appropriators to not include or at least reject any rescission proposals that include federal student aid.
The Student Aid Alliance has amended their FY19 funding requests for House and Senate appropriations leaders.
Status of FY19 appropriations including the President’s FY19 Budget Request for AAU’s funding priorities at the Department of Education including Title IV and Title VI funding.
In her latest blog post, AAU President Mary Sue Coleman urges lawmakers to use HEA reauthorization as an opportunity to expand higher education access and affordability for America’s students.
AAU wrote to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) in response to the broad solicitation for comments on the Higher Education Act reauthorization.
AAU wrote to Sen. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), in response to his white paper on higher education accountability.
AAU and six other higher education organizations urged Congress to maintain it's historical commitment to student financial aid and medical research in FY18.