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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 28, 2021

HACU statement on President Biden’s American Families Plan 

SAN ANTONIO – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has released the following statement commending President Biden for the introduction of the American Families Plan, which includes many elements that will help promote Hispanic success in higher education.

“HACU applauds President Biden for the inclusion of plans that will allow Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and all other Minority-Serving Institutions to offer a more affordable education to students from families earning less than $125,000,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “HSIs fuel the nation’s economic growth and educate nearly two-thirds of all Latino students, ensuring a diverse and well-prepared workforce. We are also grateful that President Biden’s Administration is recognizing the needs of our students by increasing the maximum Pell Grant by $1,400 and expanding Pell eligibility to include Dreamers.”

“The investments in the American Families Plan will promote increased social and economic mobility through educational attainment. We look forward to working with the Administration and Congress to ensure the final passage of an American Families Plan that addresses the needs of HSIs and the students they serve,” added Flores.

About HACU
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain and school districts throughout the U.S. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). The Association’s headquarters are located in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Sacramento, California and Washington, D.C.

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HACU Media Contact:

Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
210-576-3206
njgarcia@hacu.net
 

Christopher de Hoyos
Assistant Director of Communications and Social Media
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
210-576-3242
chris.dehoyos@hacu.net