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  • The FUTURE Act Passes in the House

    WASHINGTON (December 10, 2019) — Today, Congress passed the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act. Julie Peller, Exe…

  • Senators Introduce Bipartisan FUTURE Act Amendment to Simplify FAFSA, Streamline Repayment, and Permanently Fund HBCUs and MSIs

    WASHINGTON (December 4, 2019) — Yesterday, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Mur…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Endorses the Helping Student Parents Succeed Act

    WASHINGTON (November 21, 2019) — Julie Peller, Executive Director of Higher Learning Advocates, made the following statement to express Higher Learning Advocat…

  • Policy Brief Recommends Changes to Federal Aid Requirements

    Deputy Executive Director Emily Bouck West argues in Diverse Issues in Higher Education that holding institutions accountable on a program-level basis can show…

  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement of Support for the Reauthorization of the NACIQI Act

    WASHINGTON (November 19, 2019) — Julie Peller, Executive Director of Higher Learning Advocates, made the following statement to express support for the Reautho…

  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement of Support for Protect VETS Act

    WASHINGTON (November 14, 2019) — Julie Peller, Executive Director of Higher Learning Advocates, made the following statement to express Higher Learning Advocat…

  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement on the Final ED Rule on Accrediting Agencies

    WASHINGTON (October 31, 2019) — Today, Emily Bouck West, Deputy Executive Director of Higher Learning Advocates, released a statement on the final rule on accr…

  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement of Support for the Advancing Competency-Based Education Act

    WASHINGTON (October 21, 2019) — Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, made the following statement to express support for the Advancin…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Makes Statement of Support for Quality Higher Education Act

    WASHINGTON (October 15, 2019) -- Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, made the following statement to express support for the Quality…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Comments on Just-released House College Affordability Act

    WASHINGTON, (October 15, 2019) -- Today, House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott introduced the College Affordability Act, which serves to rea…

  • Who’s afraid of accountability? The conservative case for better measures of success in higher education.

    Higher Learning Advocates board member and former Congressman Luke Messer makes the conservative case for better measures of success in higher education in Pol…

  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement on the FUTURE Act

    Higher Learning Advocates is encouraged that the House of Representatives has passed the FUTURE Act—legislation to ensure current funding for Historically Blac…