University student governments urge lawmakers to prioritize financial aid funding

University student governments urge lawmakers to prioritize financial aid funding

Student body presidents from five Oregon public universities Thursday sent a letter urging state lawmakers to reevaluate higher education spending priorities — away from construction projects and toward student financial aid.

“[W]e have seen a recurring trend in funding initiatives and projects across state universities that do not directly contribute to the needs of students,” the letter reads.

Student advocacy nonprofit, the Oregon Student Association, along with student government presidents from the University of Oregon, Western Oregon University, Eastern Oregon University, Portland State University and Oregon State University, addressed their joint letter to the state’s Higher…

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