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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 College Student Success Act:"…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Comments on Department of Education’s Negotiated Rulemaking

    (WASHINGTON) June 30, 2021 — Today, Higher Learning Advocates submitted comments regarding the Department of Education's intention to establish negotiated rule…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Testifies on the Department of Education’s Negotiated Rulemaking

    (WASHINGTON) June 24, 2020 — Today, Higher Learning Advocates' Senior Advocacy Director Tanya Ang delivered testimony regarding the Department of Education's i…

  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement on the Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act

    WASHINGTON (June 16, 2021) — Today, Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Senate HELP Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA), Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI), and House E…

  • Higher Learning Advocates & 13 Partners Ask ED to Issue Guidance Related to Student Mental Health

    WASHINGTON (May 3, 2021) — Today, Higher Learning Advocates and 13 partner organizations submitted a letter to Secretary Cardona, asking the Department of Educ…

  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement on the American Families Plan

    WASHINGTON (April 28, 2021) — This morning, the Biden Administration announced the American Families Plan, which includes important provisions that would impro…

  • Higher Learning Advocates and 62 Partners Urge Congress to Increase CCAMPIS Funding

    WASHINGTON (April 27, 2021) — Today, Higher Learning Advocates and 62 partner organizations sent a letter to Congress to express our strong support for increas…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Letter on FY 2022 Appropriations

    WASHINGTON (April 23, 2021) — Today, Higher Learning Advocates submitted a letter outlining our support for key issues as the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and…

  • 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 to data released last summer by Higher Learnin…

  • Inside Higher Ed: An Infrastructure for Our Nation’s Talent

    Julie Peller and Jamie Merisotis discuss how using the Pell Grant for short-term programs could build a different kind of bridge—one that links training, educa…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Comments on Improving our Nation’s Workforce System

    WASHINGTON (April 9, 2021) — Today, Higher Learning Advocates submitted comments to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions in response to a re…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Applauds Support for Today’s Students in President Biden’s Discretionary Budget Request

    WASHINGTON (April 9, 2021) — Today, President Biden released his proposed FY2022 budget request, which we are thrilled to see includes several wins for today’s…