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  • Policy Toolkit 3.0

    Today’s students are more diverse than any previous generation of college students: they’re diverse in age, race, and income…

  • Emily Bouck West Speaks with Spectrum News on Proposals to Help Today’s Students Repay Federal Student Loans

    On June 20, 2019, Emily Bouck West, deputy executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, spoke with Spectrum Bay News…

  • Julie Peller Quoted in The Atlantic: How the Democrats Got Radicalized on Student Debt

    This month, Julie Peller, executive director at Higher Learning Advocates, argues in the Atlantic that the 2007 increase to the…

  • Education Dive: Is change coming to Federal Work-Study?

    Emily Bouck West was quoted in Education Dive, where she stressed the importance of potential consensus on solutions to…

  • Higher Learning Advocates One-Pager

    Higher Learning Advocates is a non-profit advocacy organization working to shift federal policy from higher education to higher learning—education…

  • Navigating the New Higher Learning Landscape

    Today’s students need access to a variety of higher learning programs that equip them with the tools they need…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Responds to House Democrats Higher Education Bill

    Statement responding to the Aim Higher Act

  • 101: Pell Grant Rainy Day Fund

    As the signature federal student aid program providing college access to low and middle-income Americans, the Pell Grant program…

  • May News & Updates

    Issue Update: Accreditation ReformArmed with Better Data, Will Accreditors Finally Have to Act?In the midst of key conversations happening…

  • NCAN Blog: Financial Aid Beyond the Traditional Degree: Can it Work?

    "In general, an increased focus on non-traditional educational pathways to meaningful employment is welcome. Institutions of higher education and…

  • Wrapping Up 2017: Year in Review

    As we wind down 2017, we reflect on the dynamic year it's been for changes in higher education policy,…

  • Comparing Accountability Provisions: Higher Education Act and PROSPER Act

    On December 1, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduced the Promoting Opportunity, Success, and…