Hi guys/girls The U.S. House of Representatives passed a stop-gap spending bill (H.R. 1) on February 22, 2011 that would slash 2011-12 Pell Grant awards by more than 15 percent, reducing the maximum award from $5,550 to $4,705 -- a $845 cut. The Pell Grant program is the cornerstone of the federal student aid system that provides grants to 9.4 million low- and moderate-income undergraduates to pay for college. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (US PIRG) and the U.S. Student Association (USSA) have launched a Facebook campaign (Facebook.com/SaveStudentAid) to oppose legislation that would cut college students' federal student aid for the upcoming academic year. Please join this campaign at(http://www.facebook.com/SaveStudentAid) to stop this step. It will be great if you can send a letter to your representatives in Congress to stress the importance of student aid. .