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  • Executive Director Julie Peller and Higher Learning Advocates’ Board Members Urge Congress to Support Students’ Immediate Needs

    WASHINGTON (November 30, 2020) — Executive Director Julie Peller and Higher Learning Advocates' Board of Directors wrote to Congress to highlight the immediate…

  • Higher Learning Advocates & Twenty-Seven Partner Organizations Call to Prioritize Higher Education in the Biden Administration

    WASHINGTON (November 23, 2020) — Twenty-eight organizations came together today to urge President-Elect Biden and his transition team to prioritize higher educ…

  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement Regarding the 2020 Elections

    WASHINGTON (November 9, 2020) — This morning, Julie Peller, Executive Director of Higher Learning Advocates, made the following statement regarding the 2020 el…

  • 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 parents, particularly in …

  • 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 as they return for fall s…

  • 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 hit hard by the pandemic. “Being sure…

  • 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, including displaced workers."All typ…

  • 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 Issues in H…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Applauds the Introduction of the Emergency Grant Aid for College Students Act

    WASHINGTON (August 10, 2020) — Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, made the following statement to express support for the Emergency…

  • 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 at supporting Americans as the…

  • 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 decisions can affect all of today's st…

  • 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 as they return to college …