January 05, 2012 / BY FANNA GAMAL You helped protect Pell

In just three days, more than 30,000 ColorOfChange members joined our campaign to protect Pell grants. The bill that finally passed Congress wasn't perfect: it reduced the number of semesters students can receive funding. But the maximum award was preserved, and current recipients will still be eligible for the grant. The ColorOfChange community helped prevent $900 million in cuts.

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December 12, 2011 / BY CAMPAIGN STAFF Tell Congress: Fund Pell Grants

Last Friday, we launched a campaign demanding that Congress fully fund Pell Grants, the leading college assistance program for low-income students. Nearly 30,000 ColorOfChange members have already signed the petition, urging their representatives to reject attempts by the House Appropriations Committee to cut $3.6 billion from the program's budget, effectively ending Pell for as many as 1 million students.

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November 10, 2011 / BY CAMPAIGN STAFF For-profit education industry weakened by regulations

Looks like regulations put in place this year to protect students are taking a toll on the for-profit college industry. Ever since ColorOfChange members, our partners at CREDO Action and a broad coalition demanded that Congress and the U.S. Department of Education enact the 'gainful employment' rule, the industry has faced low stock ratings, low enrollment, and the resignation of one key company's CEO.

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