Higher Education

Higher Education Act
student loans
college affordability
Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Going to college shouldn’t mean going into debt

We support affordability legislation, federal loan forgiveness and increased grant funding

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In the 2016-17 school year, states invested $9 billion less in public colleges and universities than they did in 2008.
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Students and families—not public dollars—now fund the bulk of core educational expenses.
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Any reauthorization of the Higher Education Act must address making a high quality higher education affordable and accessible to all.
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The preservation of Public Service Loan Forgiveness is an investment in our nation’s values of public service and community involvement, and is essential for a vibrant public sector.
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NEA supports creating a pathway to a postsecondary degree by eliminating community college tuition.
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Incentives for institutions must be created to invest in a predominantly full-time, tenure-track faculty and improve working conditions for adjunct or “contingent” faculty.

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