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.
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