COVID-19 News and Resources

  • Higher Ed Dive: 3 ways the pandemic is changing colleges’ mandate right now

    "The (students) are certainly not who you see in movies," said Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, a…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Applauds the Passage of the American Rescue Plan

    WASHINGTON (March 11, 2021) — Yesterday, Congress passed and President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan, which will provide…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Reply Comment Regarding the Emergency Broadband Benefit

    WASHINGTON (February 10, 2021) — Higher Learning Advocates today submitted a reply comment to the Federal Communications Commission regarding…

  • #ConnectCollegeStudents Legislative Victories & More in Year-End Deal

    WASHINGTON (December 21, 2020) — Today, Congress introduced an omnibus funding package combined with additional coronavirus relief. The following…

  • 101: Distance Education

    Today's students—who are more diverse in age, race, and income than any previous generation—are more likely to be older,…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Urges Congress to Prioritize Students in COVID-19 Relief Package

    WASHINGTON (December 9, 2020) — Earlier today, a bipartisan group of Senators released a framework summary for their $908…

  • Columbia Spectator: Columbia may look whiter and wealthier next year. Here’s why.

    Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, told the Hechinger Report that the FAFSA application is often the…

  • KMAland: AM in the AM

    Executive Director Julie Peller spoke with KMAland Broadcasting about higher education during the pandemic.Listen here. 

  • Higher Learning Advocates & Forty-Six Partner Organizations Urge Congress to Support Student Parents

    WASHINGTON (September 18, 2020) — Forty-seven organizations came together today to urge Congress to provide more supports for student…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Urges Congress to Prioritize Today’s Students in Final Coronavirus Package

    WASHINGTON (July 28, 2020) — Yesterday, Senate Republicans released their coronavirus relief plan, the HEALS Act, which is aimed…

  • CBS 19 News: Reopening schools can affect all types of students

    Executive Director Julie Peller appeared on CBS 19 News to discuss colleges and universities reopening this fall and how…

  • WRAL: Fall semester will be a difficult one for college students

    Executive Director Julie Peller appeared on WRAL News to discuss how institutions and policymakers can best support today's students…