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  • A Second Chance at Higher Education

    Growing up in a low socioeconomic area in Phoenix, Arizona, surrounded by gangs, violence, and drugs, I never thought…

  • Inside Higher Ed: First-Year Students Struggled With Online Learning Last Year

    "Emily Bouck West, deputy executive director for ​​Higher Learning Advocates, which has been lobbying for broadband affordability programs for…

  • Inside Higher Ed: Infrastructure Bill Expands Broadband Affordability for Students

    "The infrastructure bill would be a really big win for Pell students if it were to be enacted as…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Statement on the Senate’s Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

    WASHINGTON (August 10, 2021) — This morning, the Senate passed a historic infrastructure bill, the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs…

  • Gainful Employment 101

    Is higher education worth the investment? While some factors—the cost of attendance and time to earn a degree or…

  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement Regarding Broadband Provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

    (WASHINGTON) August 2, 2021 — Yesterday, a group of senators released a bipartisan infrastructure bill, which includes critical provisions…

  • Inside Higher Ed: ‘Second Chance Pell’ will be expanded for 2022 academic year

    Deputy Executive Director Emily Bouck West commented on Higher Learning Advocates’ support for expanding Second Chance Pell in a…

  • #SupportStudentParents Student Videos

    To learn more about the barriers that student parents face and the policy changes that could better support them,…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Letter for NACIQI Committee Meeting

    (WASHINGTON) July 8, 2021 — Today, Higher Learning Advocates submitted a letter to NACIQI regarding its upcoming committee meeting…

  • Inside Higher Ed: Help for Community College Students

    In Inside Higher Ed, Deputy Executive Director Emily Bouck West commented on Higher Learning Advocates' support for the Community…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Comments on Department of Education’s Negotiated Rulemaking

    (WASHINGTON) June 30, 2021 — Today, Higher Learning Advocates submitted comments regarding the Department of Education's intention to establish…

  • Ensuring Quality of Online Education Programs

    In spring 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the country, colleges and universities swiftly shuttered their campuses to…