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Coalition Delivers 100,000 Signatures to Super Committee in Support of Federal Student Aid

November 18, 2011

 

​The Student Aid Alliance delivered a statement of support for federal student aid funding signed by more than 100,000 people to members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or Super Committee. The Alliance has already heard positive feedback from a number of those members’ offices.

Among the signers of the statement were hundreds of college and university presidents, as well as thousands of students, administrators and citizens. The signature drive was launched Oct. 24, 2011.

The Student Aid Alliance, a coalition of higher education organizations including ACE, advocates continued federal support of Pell Grants and other federal student aid programs, including Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Work-Study, Perkins Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnerships, TRIO, GEAR UP and federal student loans.

“This remarkable public response demonstrates that student aid is an issue of deep concern to millions of students, educators and families. They know real solutions to the federal debt start with growing our economy, and our economy will only grow if we have a skilled and educated work force,” said Alliance co-chairs Molly Corbett Broad, president of ACE, and David L. Warren, president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, in a letter accompanying the statement.

The deadline for the Super Committee to identify $1.5 trillion in cuts to the federal budget over the next decade is this Wednesday, Nov. 23.

The statement and website will remain open for new signatures as the Super Committee continues its deliberations. Users can also send letters directly to members of Congress from the site.

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