Financial Aid News and Updates

Help Us Advocate for the #DoublePell Campaign!

Albertus Magnus College is pleased to announce its support of #Double Pell, a new national campaign aimed at encouraging Congress to double the maximum Pell Grant to $13,000. Please see below ways you can get involved.

Here are the things you can do:

  • Send an email to your members of Congress (your House member and both senators from your state) letting them know why the Pell Grant is so important to you and asking that they support efforts to double the maximum grant. The Take Action page of the #DoublePell website has a template email message you can use and a quick and easy way to send your message to Congress directly from that site.
  • Share your story on the Pell Voices page of the campaign website so others can see what the Pell Grant program means to you and how doubling the maximum award would help you.
  • Use your social media accounts to speak out in favor of doubling the maximum Pell Grant and encourage others to do the same. The Take Action page of the campaign website has some graphics you can use. Be sure to use #DoublePell in all of your posts.
  • Learn more about the importance of the Pell Grant program on the Resources page of the campaign website.
  • Ask your families and friends to get involved, as well, by sending emails to their members of Congress and engaging via social media using the Take Action page.

Thank you for considering this request to help support efforts to double the maximum Pell Grant award! If you have any questions about how you can advocate for this initiative, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (203) 773-8508 or at

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III)

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Public Law 117-2, signed into law on March 11, 2021, providing $39.6 billion in support to institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Albertus Magnus College has received $2,003,763 in HEERF III funding by the Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. 

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Page last updated on 4/22/2022