We support making higher education more affordable and accessible.
Support strong public schools by taking these actions today.
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. U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, has introduced the College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674), which would help educate and prepare the teachers that students need, improve loan forgiveness programs for educators, and take other crucial steps to strengthen post-secondary education and make it accessible to more students.
However, while the House is considering legislation to update the HEA, action is lacking in the U.S. Senate.
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 follow the House of Representatives’ lead by acting 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.
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