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  • 101: Pell Grant Rainy Day Fund

    As the signature federal student aid program providing college access to low and middle-income Americans, the Pell Grant program is a vital bridge to higher ed…

  • New Higher Education Campaign Launches to Highlight  Changing Experiences of Today’s Students Through Their Stories

    Voices of Today’s Students campaign shares stories about the triumphs and tribulations students face and the various pathways they take through higher education

  • Fixing accreditation: The third rail of higher education reform

    Emily Bouck writes in The Hill bipartisan leaders are now recognizing the urgency of modernizing our system of quality assurance and getting students and taxpa…

  • The Keys to Quality: Reforming Higher Education Accreditation Policy

    This brief outline key federal policy recommendations for reforming accreditation policy

  • Reform Network Brings Rising State and Local Stars to National Higher Ed Policy Debates

    Higher Learning Advocates announces inaugural members of its Champions Network, a new corps of bipartisan leaders applying breakthrough thinking on student suc…

  • DIVERSE: Issues in Higher Education: Higher Ed Policy Forum Encourages Action on Access, Affordability, Accountability

    Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, a nonprofit organization working to on federal policy that impacts higher education,  sees “an o…

  • 101: Accreditation

    Our new accreditation "101" breaks down the basics of how this process works and why policymakers need to take a closer look at changing the system to focus on…

  • [STATEMENT] Higher Education Priorities in FY18 Omnibus Spending Bill ​

    Bipartisan agreement includes expanded aid for today’s students, including student parents, working adults and low-income students

  • NCAN Blog: Financial Aid Beyond the Traditional Degree: Can it Work?

    "In general, an increased focus on non-traditional educational pathways to meaningful employment is welcome. Institutions of higher education and new providers…

  • The EvoLLLution: Putting Today’s Students Back at the Center of Federal Policies

    "None of this will be easy. Technological, economic and demographic changes are happening at breakneck speed, continuously raising the stakes for our postsecon…

  • Comments to Senate HELP Committee on Higher Education Act Reauthorization

    Higher Learning Advocates submitted comments, today, to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee leadership with recommendations on the reaut…

  • Education Dive: What approval of the budget deal really means for higher ed

    "We need to ensure students in economically distressed communities use their federal aid at institutions with the strongest outcomes—not roll back accountabili…