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AAU, Associations Express Appreciation for Pell Grant Increase in Budget Reconciliation Bill; Emphasizes More is Needed

AAU joined ACE and more than 20 other higher education organizations in a letter to House Education and Labor Committee leaders expressing appreciation for the committee’s draft reconciliation bill including substantial investments in students, educators, and institutions. These investments include a proposed $500 increase to the Pell Grant maximum award.

However, the letter also emphasizes the proposed Pell increase falls short of what is needed to help more lower-income Americans go to college, and it commits the signing organizations to working to increase the amount as the bill moves forward in the legislative process.

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