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  • 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. 

  • Nation Swell: The Gap Year Fantasy and the Reality of Today’s College Student

    Higher Learning Advocates, a D.C.-based advocacy group, says that today’s students are older, more racially diverse, and have far fewer life…

  • WHII-TV Beaufort News: Julie Peller, Higher Learning Advocates

    Executive Director Julie Peller spoke with WHII-TV Beaufort News about how colleges and universities should be flexible with students…

  • CBS19 News: Emergency aid needed for fall semester students

    Executive Director Julie Peller joined CBS19 News to discuss how federal funding can help today's students, who have been…

  • Inside Higher Ed: Displaced Workers and Public College Enrollment

    Deputy Executive Director Emily Bouck West spoke with Inside Higher Ed about how colleges can better support all students,…

  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Advocates Push for COVID-19 Benefits for Working College Students

    Higher Learning Advocates' nine-point policy recommendations to support college students during the coronavirus pandemic was discussed in a Diverse…

  • 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…

  • NPR Marketplace: Texas A&M wants a more diverse student body

    Executive Director Julie Peller appeared on NPR's Marketplace to discuss Texas A&M's $100 million scholarship fund to address diversity…

  • Inside Higher Ed: As Times and Students Change, Can Faculty Change, Too?

    "While the big-name colleges still enroll plenty of stereotypical students, the institutions that serve the bulk of students have…