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Request to Congress: Double the Pell Grant
3/25/2021Letter to Congress from nearly 1,200 organizations, including nearly 900 colleges and universities, requesting lawmakers to double to amount of the maximum Pell Grant award.
Topic(s):
Financial Aid; Affordability; Pell Grants; Federal Budget and Appropriations
Type:
Letters and Comments
Talking Points: Why Congress Should Double the Pell Grant
3/25/2021This important investment will drive economic recovery, help address racial and economic inequities in college completion rates, and increase overall educational attainment.
Topic(s):
Affordability; Federal Budget and Appropriations; Financial Aid; Pell Grants
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Issue Brief
Student Aid Alliance FY 2022 Higher Education Appropriations Priorities
3/17/2021Letter to the chairs of the House and Senate appropriations committees outlining the higher education funding priorities for FY 2022, including doubling the maximum Pell Grant.
Topic(s):
Federal Budget and Appropriations; GEAR UP; Pell Grants; TRIO; Financial Aid
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter of Appreciation to Congressional Leaders for Passing the American Rescue Plan
3/15/2021Letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for including support for postsecondary students and institutions in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319).
Topic(s):
Crisis Management; Federal Budget and Appropriations; Financial Aid
Type:
Letters and Comments
American Rescue Plan Simulated HEERF Allocations: Nonprofit Institutions
3/10/2021​The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides almost $40 billion in relief funds directly to higher education institutions. This simulation shows how the Education Department might distribute these funds to public and private nonprofits.
Topic(s):
Federal Budget and Appropriations; Financial Aid
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Bill Summary
American Rescue Plan Simulated HEERF Allocations: Proprietary Institutions
3/10/2021The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides almost $40 billion in relief funds directly to higher education institutions. This simulation shows how the Education Department might distribute these funds to proprietary schools.
Topic(s):
Federal Budget and Appropriations; Financial Aid
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Bill Summary
Letter to Senate Leadership in Support of the Reconciliation Package
3/2/2021We are particularly appreciative that nearly $40 billion is included in the legislation for students and institutions. While this amount falls short of our most recent estimate of at least $97 billion in need, it represents the largest federal effort so far to address the crippling impact of the pandemic on colleges and universities.
Topic(s):
Federal Budget and Appropriations; Crisis Management
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to House Leaders in Support of Funding for Students and Institutions in Budget Reconciliation Bill
2/25/2021As the House of Representatives moves to consider the reconciliation package on the floor, ACE and over 50 organizations write on behalf of U.S. colleges and universities to express strong support for the measure.
Topic(s):
Budget; Federal Budget and Appropriations; Crisis Management
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Letters and Comments
Questions to ED on Emergency Relief Funding Distribution
2/10/2021Letter to incoming Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona outlining questions campuses have about the rules for spending the most recent round of COVID-19 relief funds approved by Congress in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.
Topic(s):
Federal Budget and Appropriations; Budget; Legislation; Financial Aid
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to the House Committee on Education and Labor on Emergency Relief in Budget Reconciliation
2/8/2021ACE and other higher education associations write to support emergency relief for higher education students and institutions as committee members create the FY21 budget resolution’s reconciliation instructions.
Topic(s):
Crisis Management; Federal Budget and Appropriations; Financial Aid
Type:
Letters and Comments
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