Join us on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

for AICUP’s Annual Student Aid Advocacy Day at the Capitol!


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AICUP's Student Aid Advocacy Day is a day set aside each year for students from our member institutions to advocate for legislative support for private institutions of higher education. It is a great opportunity to remind legislators that their constituents attend private colleges and universities because it provides an excellent educational opportunity and experience for the participating students.

This year's advocacy day primarily focuses on funding for the institutional assistance grants, PHEAA grant programs and the Ready to Succeed Scholarship program so more middle-income students can benefit from the financial help it provides.

We look forward to seeing all of our member representatives for another successful Student Aid Advocacy Day! 

Register for the April 17, 2018 Student Aid Advocacy Day event at the Capitol in Harrisburg, PA

Student Advocacy Advisory Council Webinar

Student Aid Advocacy Webinar

AICUP in partnership with Widener and Wilkes universities to present the PA state budget and its impact on higher education for independent colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. Tactics on how to talk to legislators, setting up meetings, how to effectively tell your story, how to use social media with advocacy, and advocacy on your campus were shared in the webinar presentation. PHEAA Board Chair, Rep. Mike Peifer also provided some helpful information on the state grants and PHEAA's role.

February 21 Webinar

For a copy of presentations, please contact Carey Miller, miller@aicup.org

Social Media

We will be using social media to highlight activities during the Student Aid Advocacy Day event. Please tag AICUP, your college, and your legislators; and add #PASAA to all of your posts.

What is an Advocate?

ad·vo·cate noun /advəkət/: a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy.

Being an advocate gives you an opportunity to make sure your voice is heard. As an appointed member of the PA Student Aid Advisory Council, you are actively building vital support for financial aid programs for Pennsylvania private college and university students. 

Your advocacy efforts will be focused on meeting with your elected officials on Student Aid Advocacy Day at the Capitol, and in actively engaging other students on your campus. Please make sure you familiarize yourself with the materials and resources sections. Informed student advocates can make a difference in important policy-making decisions.

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