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SAA Letter to Senate Appropriators Requests Robust Federal Student Aid Funding

The Student Aid Alliance, of which AAU is a member, sent a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee leadership thanking them for their continued bipartisan support of federal student aid programs, and requesting the committee fund federal student aid programs at levels provided in the House-passed FY20 Labor-HHS-Ed. These funding levels, the letter says, would ensure low- and middle-income college students have access to the grant and work-study aid they need to complete their degrees. The letter also says that a “better-educated workforce means a stronger economy with lower unemployment, greater earnings, and less need for social services.”

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