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  • 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…

  • The Journal News: Far too many students earn credits without completing a degree: Here’s how to change that

    "Today’s college students are not who you think they are.One-third of them are more than 25 years old, according…

  • 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…

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education: A Democratic-Controlled Senate ‘Will Change Everything’ but ‘Guarantee Nothing’ for Higher Ed

    "Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, a bipartisan group that advocates for policies to improve student success,…

  • Insider NJ: Senator Booker Introduces Legislation Aimed at Preserving and Expanding Access to Federal Student Aid

    A recent study focused on three Minnesota community colleges by Higher Learning Advocates found that 29 percent of students in 2019…

  • EdTech: Outdoor Wi-Fi Expands Access for College Students

    Social distancing guidelines highlight a new role for outdoor connectivity on higher education campuses. “Students without internet or with…

  • Insurance News Net: IHEP and 128 Organizations Call on Congress to Include the College Transparency Act in a Year-End Agreement

    Higher Learning Advocates and 128 members and partners have asked Congressional leadership to include the bipartisan, bicameral College Transparency…

  • Inside Higher Ed: Low-Income Community College Students Most Likely to Cancel Plans

    Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, said, "It just puts data behind what we all know: lower-income,…

  • Politico: What to expect in the lame duck

    Higher Learning Advocates, a bipartisan policy organization, and other groups, are urging Biden to pick an Education secretary “who holds both…

  • 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…

  • The Hechinger Report: A worrying trend this fall: decline in FAFSA applications

    For the 2021-2022 school year, the FAFSA application cycle that opened on Oct. 1 ends on June 30. Submitting…

  • KMAland: AM in the AM

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