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Letter of Support for House Bill to Extend Perkins Loan Program

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Letter of Support for House Bill to Extend Perkins Loan Program

September 28, 2015

Letter to Reps. Mike Bishop (R-MI) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) of the House Education and the Workforce Committee in support of their bill to extend the Perkins Loan Program through October 2016. The program will expire on Oct. 1 barring Congressional action. 

Perkins loans currently provide half a million students $1.2 billion in loans every year across 1,500 institutions and have many advantages, such as having lower interest rates and a 9-month grace period before repayment begins. The loans are targeted at students with exceptional financial need. 

Along with ACE, associations signing the letter include:

  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • Association of American Universities
  • Association of Community College Trustees
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
  • College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Council for Opportunity in Education
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • UNCF

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