Democratic Representatives Send Letter to Leadership Opposing Excluding Low-Income Students Attending Proprietary Institutions from Pell Grant Increase
Arlington, VA -- Earlier today, 13 Democratic Representatives sent a letter to Democratic Congressional leadership expressing opposition to the proposal in the Build Back Better Act that excludes low-income students attending proprietary postsecondary institutions from accessing the $550 increase in Pell Grants, which will be available to students attending all other institutions.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Democratic Representatives who have stood up against the discriminatory Pell Grant proposal,” said CECU’s President and CEO, Dr. Jason Altmire. “The letter sends a strong message of support for fair treatment of students attending proprietary institutions. We are hopeful that Congress will revise the bill to allow our students’ voices to be heard during the amendment process and remove this anti-student provision from the Build Back Better Act.”
Below is a list of the 13 signatories:
You can read the full letter here.
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Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) is the national association serving the proprietary higher education sector.
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