Coalition Letter Urging Senators to Reject Cuts to Pell Grants

September 5, 2017

Over 75 organizations representing students, veterans, colleges, consumers, financial aid administrators, college access providers, scholarship providers, education advocates, civil rights advocates, and the business community have written a letter urging Senate appropriators to reject any further cuts to Pell Grants when they mark up their Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) Labor, Health, Human Services and Education (LHHS) spending bill tomorrow morning.  The Fiscal Year 2017 spending agreement already cut $1.3 billion from Pell Grants, and over the summer House appropriators approved another $3.3 billion cut to the program in their version of the FY18 education spending bill.