Financial Aid Reforms

  • Washington state’s new financial aid program serves today’s students those who hire them

    Last March, the Seattle Times ran a powerful joint opinion editorial cowritten by Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer,…

  • Joint Letter from HLA, TICAS, and CLASP on the FAFSA Simplification Act

    Higher Learning Advocates sent a joint letter with the Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) and the Center…

  • Young Invincibles: Advocating for Today’s Students

    As 2019 comes toward a close, we at Young Invincibles are taking stock of the many efforts we undertook…

  • Using a Latino Lens to Reimagine Financial Aid

    Financial aid has not kept pace to serve today’s students. Historically, the majority of financial aid recipients had a…

  • Reforming Federal Work Study to Support Today’s Students

    Legislative action around the Higher Education Act is heating up. Senator Alexander has dropped a pared down version of…

  • Student Voice: The Pell Grant Gave Me a Second Chance

    I was sitting on the edge of my cot surrounded by thick concrete and rusted paint-chipped bars that kept…

  • From the State House to the Beltway: Truth Talk about State Financial Aid

    The federal role in financial aid policy tends to dominate the conversation around reauthorization of the Higher Education Act…

  • Students Need New Models for Higher Education—and Aid Policies to Match

    Three out of four college students today have at least one “non-traditional” characteristic. They didn’t enroll in college immediately…

  • Student Voice: Today’s Students Rethinking Financial Aid

    Editor’s Note: Mysia Perry is a LEDA Career Fellow and an Oldham Scholar in her junior year at the…

  • Starting From Scratch: A New Approach to Higher Ed Finance

    In 2009, at the beginning of what would turn out to be a short-lived undergraduate career, I arrived at…

  • The Biggest Barrier to Making Financial Aid Simpler? The IRS.

    It seems the time is right for bold solutions on student debt – presidential candidates are proposing to forgive…

  • Partner with States to Close Equity Gaps

    Over the past generation, there has been a sea of change in how we pay for college. Over the…