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.

  • 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…

  • Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee: Protect Pell in FY20 Spending Bill

    On Monday, October 7, Higher Learning Advocates, along with 62 other groups, submitted a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee strongly urging the comm…

  • 101: FAFSA

    What is the FAFSA?The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a federal application that will determine a student’s eligibility for federal grants,…

  • Exploring Key Questions: Program-Level Repayment for Higher Education Accountability

    A growing number of advocates and policy experts believe that institutions of higher education should be held accountable for repayment rates based on their sp…

  • 101: Income-Driven Repayment (IDR)

    What is Income-Driven Repayment (IDR)?Income-driven repayment (IDR) is a federal student loan repayment program that allows students to repay their loans based…

  • 101: Pell Grant Rainy Day Fund

    What is the Pell Grant Program?The Pell Grant program is a federal means-tested program that offers postsecondary aid in the form of a grant to be used for tui…