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Watch the 2019 Student Aid Advocacy Day Webinar

Be informed and let your voice be heard!

AICUP hosts its annual Student Aid Advocacy Day at the Capitol. As a student, you understand the importance of your education and the struggle in finding financial aid. This is why it's incredibly important for you to participate in this event.

We strongly encourage you to acquaint yourself with the materials on this page to ensure that we are all speaking as a unified voice during Student Aid Advocacy Day.


Student Aid Advocacy Day event at the Capitol in Harrisburg, PA 

Agenda - April 9, 2019

Making the Case

How to be an Effective Advocate

Need tips for participating in Student Aid Advocacy Day? Check out this helpful resource to prepare for your meetings.

Governor's Proposed Budget

On February 6, 2018 Governor Wolf presented the commonwealth's 2018-19 budget proposal. Highlights from the proposal:

  • Higher Education was level funded, with the exception of the State System of Higher Education (SSHE)
  • The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will receive a decrease of $500,000. PHEAA augmentation is expected at $87 million, while PHEAA indicated only $50 million.
  • Additional funding will be needed for the State Grant program, in order to sustain current students and additional students under the Distance Education program. 
  • No additional funding for the Distance Education program or the Ready to Succeed Scholarship (RTSS) Program. 

2018 Budget Request

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