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  • Insurance News Net: IHEP and 128 Organizations Call on Congress to Include the College Transparency Act in a Year-End Agreement

    Higher Learning Advocates and 128 members and partners have asked Congressional leadership to include the bipartisan, bicameral College Transparency Act (S.800…

  • Inside Higher Ed: Low-Income Community College Students Most Likely to Cancel Plans

    Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, said, "It just puts data behind what we all know: lower-income, working adults and student paren…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Urges Congress to Prioritize Students in COVID-19 Relief Package

    WASHINGTON (December 9, 2020) — Earlier today, a bipartisan group of Senators released a framework summary for their $908 billion proposal, dubbed the Bipartis…

  • Politico: What to expect in the lame duck

    Higher Learning Advocates, a bipartisan policy organization, and other groups, are urging Biden to pick an Education secretary “who holds both classroom experi…

  • Columbia Spectator: Columbia may look whiter and wealthier next year. Here’s why.

    Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, told the Hechinger Report that the FAFSA application is often the first step students take when …

  • 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-Eight Partner Organizations Call to Prioritize Higher Education in the Biden Administration

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

  • 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…

  • The Hechinger Report: A worrying trend this fall: decline in FAFSA applications

    For the 2021-2022 school year, the FAFSA application cycle that opened on Oct. 1 ends on June 30. Submitting a FAFSA early has its benefits, while waiting to s…

  • The Hill: Congress should help college students bridge the digital divide

    Emily Bouck West and Wesley Whistle discuss the issues students face when they do not have access to reliable and affordable WiFi and laptops. Students often s…

  • KMAland: AM in the AM

    Executive Director Julie Peller spoke with KMAland Broadcasting about higher education during the pandemic.Listen here. 

  • 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 …