CSCubed Joins AICUP 2013 Student Lobby Day in Harrisburg

College Students Concerned by College Costs is joining the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania’s Student Lobby Day on April 16 in Harrisburg. We will be advocating for the Middle Income Student Debt Reduction Act that is currently before the Pennsylvania Legislature.  For more information on the act please yesterday’s post.

We’ll be live tweeting the events on Twitter @CSC_Cubed. Send us your pictures and experiences there or use #studentlobbyday.

Please Support the Pennsylvania Middle Income Student Debt Reduction Act

College Students Concerned by College Costs is supporting the Middle Income Student Debt Reduction Act currently being debated in the Pennsylvania Legislature. The Senate version (SB 420) is being sponsored by Senators Ward and Alloway and the House version will be introduced shortly by Representative Quinn (see the co-sponsorship memorandum here).

This law is aimed at helping families with incomes between $80,000-110,000 pay for college. Currently, this demographic finishes college with the highest average student loan debt of any income group.

AICUP_Middle_Income_Chart

The legislation proposes to reinstate $36 million that was cut from PHEAA funding last year as a new program dedicated to giving grants to families in this income group. For a complete discussion of the merits of the legislation, please see a video from Senators Alloway and Ward, as well as the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania’s website.