Higher Education

Higher Education Act
student loans
college affordability
Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Going to college shouldn’t mean going into debt

We support making higher education more affordable and accessible.

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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 higher education costs.
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Any reauthorization of the Higher Education Act must address making postsecondary education affordable and accessible to all.
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The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is an investment in our nation’s values of public service and community involvement.
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NEA supports creating a pathway to a postsecondary degree by eliminating community college tuition.
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Institutions need incentives to invest in a predominantly full-time, tenure-track faculty and improve working conditions for adjunct or “contingent” faculty.

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Support strong public schools by taking these actions today.


Bills in Congress

A bill that would cancel at least $30,000 in outstanding student loan debt, boosting consumer spending and reducing the financial strain on educators and other borrowers.

A bill to overturn the 2019 Borrower Defense to Repayment rule

A bill which would help those who have taken out private education loans to rehabilitate their credit records when their ratings have been impaired by delinquent or defaulted loans.

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