To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

Ask your Congressmen to support the Middle Class CHANCE Act that will improve the Pell Grant prog...

As your constituent, I urge you to support the Middle Class CHANCE Act in your respective chambers. Please co-sponsor the legislation that will make college more affordable and accessible for low- and middle-income individuals seeking to reach higher education.

Why is this important?

Millions of Americans depend on Pell Grants each year to be able to make college more affordable. Research has shown that need-based grant aid, like Pell Grants, increases college enrollment among low- and moderate-income individuals. But with college costs skyrocketing over the last three decades, Pell Grants have lost much of their purchasing power. The Middle Class CHANCE Act, introduced in the Senate by Sens. Mary Landrieu (LA) and Mazie Hirono (HI), and the House by Rep. Loretta Sanchez (CA-16) seeks to combat the financial hindrance on college access for these individuals by increasing the purchasing power of Pell. The bill increases the maximum award of Pell Grants, and restore year-round Pell Grants, among other things.

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