Congress this spring passed a final spending bill for fiscal year 2018 — award year 2018-19 — that included several unexpected victories for student aid programs. The bill provided an overall increase of $3.9 billion for the Department of Education (ED). It increased the maximum Pell Grant award by $175, provided a $107 million boost for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program, and a $140 million increase for the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program. Before gearing up to advocate for continued increases in fiscal year 2019, join NASFAA in taking a moment to thank Congress for their support, and encourage your representatives to continue to participate in the "Fight for Financial Aid."
Publication Date: 4/18/2018