July 25, 2017
HACU joins over 300 organizations in support of Pell Grant adjustment
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has signed on to a letter directed to the leadership of the United States Senate and House of Representatives urging them to maintain the inflation adjustment for Pell Grants, joining over 300 institutions and organizations committed to the success of all students in higher education.
Immediate congressional action is needed to continue the annual indexation of Pell Grants to inflation, which will end this school year. This year alone, Pell Grants will help over 7.5 million students - one-third of all White students, two-thirds of all Black students, and half of all Latino students - continue their education after high school. Without the adjustment, the award at its current amount will only cover one-fifth of college costs in ten years.
To read the letter and the names of signatories, click here.