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CALPIRG Students Fall Update

By | CALPIRG Students

Here at CALPIRG we’ve had an amazing year fighting for social change on some of the biggest issues affecting students. We wanted to give you an update on our work this fall.

576 Higher Education Groups Urge Congress to Support Student Aid

By | Kaitlin Steen
Higher Education Fellow

Today, 576 organizations and institutions of higher education sent a letter to Congress asking them to protect federal student aid as they finish up FY17 appropriations and start working on FY18. U.S PIRG worked in a large coalition representing students, institutions, educators, advocates, and employers to draft and circulate the letter of support. The letter comes after calls by President Trump to cut the Pell grant reserve by a combined $5.2 billion in FY17 and FY18 and multiple proposals in Congress to cut a portion of the Pell grant reserve. 

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