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Policy Input Assistance

By AHEAD posted 13 days ago


Your help is needed to advance important legislation through the provision of data and examples demonstrating its need/potential benefit.

As reported in the September HUB, Rep. Joe Morelle (D-NY) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) have reintroduced the AHEAD-inspired Pell Grant Flexibility Act (HR 4931). If this bill should become law, students with disabilities whose institution of higher education recommends a reduced course load, at least 5 credits, will not have their Pell Grant award reduced should they take that suggested course load. Additionally, their Pell Grant semester limit would only be reduced by a fraction, thus providing Pell Grant funding during the extra time they may need to complete their studies.

As part of AHEAD’s ongoing efforts to get this legislation passed into law, AHEAD met with the committees charged with reviewing the Pell Grant bill, the House Education and the Workforce Committees. The Committees want to get a deeper understanding of why this bill is important and how many students it will benefit. This is where we need your help. We are asking you to please email with any data/evidence/testimonials/stories that can show how this bill would positively benefit you and your students so that we can submit it to the House Education and the Workforce Committees.

Thank you in advance for your help!