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  • Higher Learning Advocates & 30 Partners Request Agency Coordination to Ensure Students Receive Federal Aid

    WASHINGTON (March 2, 2021) — Today, Higher Learning Advocates and 30 partners submitted a letter to the Office of Management & Budget (OMB), requesting tha…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Congratulates Dr. Miguel Cardona, Newly Confirmed Secretary of Education

    WASHINGTON (March 1, 2021) — Higher Learning Advocates congratulates Dr. Miguel Cardona on his confirmation as Secretary of Education. Executive Director Julie…

  • FCC Adopts Higher Learning Advocates’ Recommendations for Pell Students in the Emergency Broadband Benefit

    WASHINGTON (February 26, 2021) — Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released approved rules related to the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Pr…

  • 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 the broadband ben…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Comments to the FCC Regarding Broadband Benefit for Pell Students

    WASHINGTON (January 26, 2021) — Higher Learning Advocates today submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission regarding the broadband benefit for…

  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement on President-Elect Biden’s American Rescue Plan

    WASHINGTON (January 15, 2021) — Higher Learning Advocates applauds President-elect Biden’s American Rescue Plan and its focus on the needs of today’s students.…

  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement Regarding Secretary of Education Nominee

    WASHINGTON (December 22, 2020) — Higher Learning Advocates congratulates Miguel Cardona, President-elect Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Education in the inco…

  • #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 statement can…

  • December News & Updates

    Dear Friend,2020 has been quite a year. Today’s students were faced with challenges like never before when campus closed due to the pandemic in March, and for …

  • 2020 & HLA: Fighting for Today’s Students

    2020 has been quite a year. Today’s students were faced with challenges like never before when campus closed due to the pandemic in March, and for many, things…

  • 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 did not maintain SAP requir…

  • 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 poor connections ma…