You may not know this, but student aid is one of many areas that could use reform; the system as it currently stands is stacked against students, and essentially saddles them with crushing debt after leaving school. The United States Student Association (USSA) is asking folks to call Congress today. Here’s what you can do:
Step 1: Call 1-888-254-5087
Step 2: Ask for your senators
Step 3: Use the script:
“Hi, my name is____. I a am calling today to urge Senator_______ to support students by putting Student Aid Reform in the Budget Reconciliation process. If student aid reform is not included, the maximum Pell Grant will be cut by thousands of dollars. 500,000 students will lose their Pell grants and 8,000,000 students will see their awards cut by 60%. This is UNACCEPTABLE.
Will Senator______ support students by including student aid reform in the budget reconciliation process?
Thank you for supporting students, have a good day.”
Remember, be nice to the staffer, no need to get shouty whatsoever. Oh, and by doing this, you’re helping me out, since I am a student. So there’s that.