We support making higher education more affordable and accessible.
Support strong public schools by taking these actions today.
A bipartisan resolution passed by the House, now heading for the Senate, would undo the latest misguided policy of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: making it more difficult for students defrauded by unscrupulous colleges to cancel their federal student loan debt. Scheduled to take effect July 1, 2020, DeVos’ new “borrower defense rule” would put the burden of proof on students, impose unreasonable time limits, and end automatic loan relief for students whose colleges close before they graduate. Veterans, older students, students of color, students with disabilities, and students who are the first in their families to attend college are among those most likely to be affected.
Email your senators and tell them to support S. J. Res. 56 to protect student borrowers.
Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), which governs federal student-aid programs, federal aid to colleges, oversight of teacher preparation programs, and much more, is long overdue. In October 2019, the House Education and Labor Committee passed the College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674), which would help educate and prepare teachers, improve loan forgiveness programs for educators, and take other crucial steps to strengthen post-secondary education and make it accessible to more students. But the Senate has yet to act.
Email your representatives and urge them to reinvest in colleges and universities by supporting the College Affordability Act.
Email your senators and urge them to act now to overhaul the Higher Education Act.
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program encourages college graduates to pursue careers in public service. education. If educators, first responders, social workers, and other public servants make 10 years’ worth of qualified monthly payments on their federal student loans, they will get the remaining balance forgiven.
But that’s not happening, because the program is broken. Fewer than 1 percent of eligible public servants who apply actually receive the loan forgiveness they were promised.
Tell Congress to invest in public service by fixing the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
Bill to overturn the 2019 Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule
A bill to permanently reauthorize critically needed funding for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions.
A bill to amend and strengthen the Higher Education Act of 1965
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