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  • Nation Swell: The Gap Year Fantasy and the Reality of Today’s College Student

    Higher Learning Advocates, a D.C.-based advocacy group, says that today’s students are older, more racially diverse, and have far fewer life options than the m…

  • WHII-TV Beaufort News: Julie Peller, Higher Learning Advocates

    Executive Director Julie Peller spoke with WHII-TV Beaufort News about how colleges and universities should be flexible with students as they return for fall s…

  • CBS19 News: Emergency aid needed for fall semester students

    Executive Director Julie Peller joined CBS19 News to discuss how federal funding can help today's students, who have been hit hard by the pandemic. “Being sure…

  • Inside Higher Ed: Displaced Workers and Public College Enrollment

    Deputy Executive Director Emily Bouck West spoke with Inside Higher Ed about how colleges can better support all students, including displaced workers."All typ…

  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Advocates Push for COVID-19 Benefits for Working College Students

    Higher Learning Advocates' nine-point policy recommendations to support college students during the coronavirus pandemic was discussed in a Diverse Issues in H…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Applauds the Introduction of the Emergency Grant Aid for College Students Act

    WASHINGTON (August 10, 2020) — Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, made the following statement to express support for the Emergency…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Urges Congress to Prioritize Today’s Students in Final Coronavirus Package

    WASHINGTON (July 28, 2020) — Yesterday, Senate Republicans released their coronavirus relief plan, the HEALS Act, which is aimed at supporting Americans as the…

  • CBS 19 News: Reopening schools can affect all types of students

    Executive Director Julie Peller appeared on CBS 19 News to discuss colleges and universities reopening this fall and how decisions can affect all of today's st…

  • WRAL: Fall semester will be a difficult one for college students

    Executive Director Julie Peller appeared on WRAL News to discuss how institutions and policymakers can best support today's students as they return to college …

  • NPR Marketplace: Texas A&M wants a more diverse student body

    Executive Director Julie Peller appeared on NPR's Marketplace to discuss Texas A&M's $100 million scholarship fund to address diversity on its campuses.Hea…

  • Higher Learning Advocates & Sixty Partner Organizations Urge Congress to Include the Supporting Connectivity for Higher Education Students in Need Act in the Next Relief Package

    WASHINGTON (June 17, 2020) — Sixty-one organizations came together today to urge Congress to include the Supporting Connectivity for Higher Education Students …

  • Confronting Racial Inequalities in Higher Education 

    Together, our hearts are heavy. And, together we must take action. The protests across the country are not only about the wrongful killing of George Floyd, Bre…