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SAA Letter Requests Generous Federal Student Aid Funding

The Student Aid Alliance, of which AAU is a member, sent a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee leadership and House and Senate Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee staff thanking them for their continued bipartisan support of federal student aid programs, and requesting the committee fund federal student aid programs without statutory budget caps. These funding levels, the letter says, would improve college affordability and enhance and expand successful programs. The letter also recommends that the Pell Grant maximum be doubled to $13,000, as “the single most important tool to enable low-income students to afford college.”

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