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  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement on the Providing Assistance for Transit Help (PATH) to College Act

    WASHINGTON (November 18, 2021) — Today, Representative Lamb (D-PA), Representative Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Representative Wilson (FL-24), Representative Katko (NY-…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Statement on the Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

    (WASHINGTON) 05, 2021 — Today, the president signed the Infrastructure and JOBS Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, into law, a bill th…

  • Higher Learning Advocates and 17 Partners Urge Congress to Increase Access to Public Transportation on College Campuses

    WASHINGTON (November 3, 2021) — Today, 17 partner organizations joined Higher Learning Advocates to send a letter to Congress to express our strong support for…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Comments on Department of Education’s Intent to Host Negotiated Rulemaking Related to 90/10

    (WASHINGTON) October 29, 2021 — Today, Higher Learning Advocates submitted comments regarding the Department of Education’s intent to establish a negotiated ru…

  • Press Release: Higher Learning Advocates and 29 Partners Applaud Passage of Resolution Creating First National Student Parent Month

    WASHINGTON (September 22, 2021) — Today, Higher Learning Advocates and 29 partner organizations sent a letter to Congress to applaud the Senate’s recent passag…

  • Higher Learning Advocates & 29 Partners Applauds the Passage of the National Student Parent Month Resolution

    WASHINGTON (September 22, 2021) — Today, Higher Learning Advocates and 29 partner organizations sent a letter to Senator Tammy Duckworth and Senator Jerry Mora…

  • Inside Higher Ed: First-Year Students Struggled With Online Learning Last Year

    "Emily Bouck West, deputy executive director for ​​Higher Learning Advocates, which has been lobbying for broadband affordability programs for students, was pl…

  • Inside Higher Ed: Infrastructure Bill Expands Broadband Affordability for Students

    "The infrastructure bill would be a really big win for Pell students if it were to be enacted as it is right now," said Emily Bouck West, deputy executive dire…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Statement on the Senate’s Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

    WASHINGTON (August 10, 2021) — This morning, the Senate passed a historic infrastructure bill, the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, which includes cri…

  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement Regarding Broadband Provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

    (WASHINGTON) August 2, 2021 — Yesterday, a group of senators released a bipartisan infrastructure bill, which includes critical provisions to ensure that today…

  • Inside Higher Ed: ‘Second Chance Pell’ will be expanded for 2022 academic year

    Deputy Executive Director Emily Bouck West commented on Higher Learning Advocates’ support for expanding Second Chance Pell in a recent Inside Higher Ed articl…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Letter for NACIQI Committee Meeting

    (WASHINGTON) July 8, 2021 — Today, Higher Learning Advocates submitted a letter to NACIQI regarding its upcoming committee meeting later this month.In order to…