In the News: Today is Save Pell Day! | 07.25.11
While the government continues to argue over budget cuts, students and college presidents are rallying together to ensure saving the much needed Pell grant. Organizations (like Education Trust) are spearheading the Save Pell effort and are urging students to act now to prevent cuts to Pell Grants in states throughout the country. Today, July 25th, 2011, has been named Save Pell Day as it is the last day you can email your representatives about budget cuts to financial aid. At least 19 states have slashed their higher education budgets, and public college and universities are raising tuition and cutting institutional financial aid. The ones getting squeezed the most are college students and their families, especially those who rely on financial assistance to afford college.
Visit www.savepell.org to sign a petition and learn how to contact your representative. You can also access their Facebook page, and follow “#savepell” on Twitter. The Save the Pell coalition is asking Pell grant recipients to share their story with others so that everyone can see just how important the grant is.
Learn more about Save Pell Day with this video.
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