Every student deserves a chance to thrive in higher ed
As the Sept. 30 deadline looms for funding for the next federal fiscal year, the House of Representatives is considering an education funding bill that would enact devastating cuts to programs that keep college and graduate school more accessible and affordable.
Thousands of UC students could see their aid packages slashed if this bill is passed. The UC Advocacy Network (UCAN) knows that budgets are tight, but investments in students and education are essential to our future.
We can help stop these cuts – but we urgently need your help to succeed. Will you join us in calling on the House to oppose cuts to student aid and student support programs?
Here’s what’s at stake right now:
Pending House legislation would eliminate funding for the Federal Work-Study program, impacting more than 650,000 students nationwide, including more than 9,600 UC students.
More than 1.6 million very low-income students nationwide, and more than 19,000 UC students, would no longer receive Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants.
Colleges and universities, including UC, would no longer receive federal funding to help offset the cost of reliable and affordable on-campus child-care services.
Low-income students who rely on Pell Grants would have a harder time paying for college.
More than ever, we need Congress to increase support for the programs that make it easier for students to access and afford higher education.
Join UCAN in calling on the House to oppose cuts to federal financial aid and other student support programs. Now is the time to invest in our future!
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