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Federal Student Aid AAU FY21 Funding Brief

Student Aid Chart

Total Undergraduate Student Aid by Source and Type (in billions), 2017-18 

Source: College Board Trends in Student Aid 2018

AAU urges Congress to support a maximum Pell Grant award of $7,000 in FY21

Robust support for federal student aid is key to strengthening the nation’s skilled workforce, innovative capacity, and economic competitiveness. The federal government has long played a pivotal role in ensuring individuals are able to pursue their postsecondary education goals. That commitment has helped previous generations afford college and attain their educational and career goals. Maintaining this commitment is now even more critical since nearly all new jobs created in our economy require some postsecondary education.

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