Resources

We are working to shift the conversation and support a policy environment that enables a system of higher learning focused on quality, outcomes and today’s students.

  • Policy Toolkit 3.0

    Today’s students are more diverse than any previous generation of college students: they’re diverse in age, race, and income level. They’re more mobile and may…

  • Gainful Employment 101

    Is higher education worth the investment? While some factors—the cost of attendance and time to earn a degree or credential—are clear, the outcomes students ca…

  • Distance Education Backgrounder

    Even before the COVID-19 pandemic made distance education the new normal, it was steadily becoming more common. Today’s students—many of whom work while in col…

  • Joint Letter from HLA, TICAS, and CLASP on the FAFSA Simplification Act

    Higher Learning Advocates sent a joint letter with the Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) encour…

  • Outcomes-Based Accountability: Holding Institutions Accountable for Successful Student Loan Repayment

    Today’s students’ loan debt totals over $1.5 trillion, and more than 1 million students default on loans each year. With this astronomical amount of student lo…

  • 101: Federal Accountability in Higher Education

    The 101: Federal Accountability in Higher Education explains significant accountability measurement requirements that institutions of higher education must mee…