A note from Park University President David Fowler:
Your immediate help is needed to protect federal student aid for current and future Park University students.
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are expected to vote this week on 2016 budget resolutions calling for damaging cuts to the Pell Grant and student loan programs totaling $150 billion over 10 years.
Call or e-mail your senators and representative today and urge them to support financially deserving Park University students by rejecting proposed cuts to the Pell Grant and student loan programs contained within the FY 2016 budget resolution.
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What You Can Do
Let your senators and representative know that:
- In a March 2 Wall Street Journal article, Park University was mentioned as being one of the top 10 private colleges in the country for return on investment. Park has also instituted a 2015-16 tuition freeze for returning students. Park is doing its part to make college affordable for deserving students. It’s time for the Senate and the House to do their part!
- This proposal will make damaging changes to the core federal student aid programs that help more than 7,500 students attend Park University each year. Approximately one of every two Park students would be impacted.
- A vote for this budget is a vote to make college more expensive by freezing Pell Grants for the next decade and increasing student loan costs on a program already profitable for the federal government.
- Freezing the Pell Grant at $5,775 for the next 10 years will force low-income students to borrow more, or to forego college because of the gap in their financing.
- The federal government is already making $15 billion annually on student loans, and now wants to make an additional $40 billion by charging low-income students interest while they are in college.
We will keep you informed about this and other related legislation impacting the ability for students to attend the university of their choice. Thank you for your help.