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Federal Policy & Advocacy
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
4 Ways to Tell Congress You’re Thankful4Pell »
In 2017-18, Pell Grants helped more than 7 million low-income students pursue higher education. But we can’t take congress...
Thursday, November 8, 2018
How Will the 2018 Election Results Affect College Access and Success? »
The 2018 election results are in, and there is a lot of change coming to the relationships NCAN members have with their el...
Friday, October 19, 2018
Changes to Public Charge Determination Threaten Immigrant Families »
Last week, the Trump administration proposed changes to the "public charge" determination that is part of the visa evaluat...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
NCAN Submits 3 Rounds of Comments on Proposed Rule Changes That Could Harm Students »
While Congress struggles to pass comprehensive education legislation, the U.S. Department of Education continues to move f...
Friday, August 10, 2018
Gainful Employment Regs on Chopping Block »
The U.S. Department of Education plans to eliminate the consumer regulation known as Gainful Employment—which ensures ce...
Friday, July 27, 2018
NCAN Compares Dueling U.S. House Bills for Higher Education Act Reauthorization »
Two days after unveiling an outline for their Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization proposal, U.S. Congressman Bobb...
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
U.S. House Democrats Introduce Plan to Reauthorize Higher Education Act »
Today, Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) released the outline of the Aim Higher Act , the House Democrats' proposal to reaut...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Congress Should Extend Annual Pell Grant Growth Into the Future »
Congress didn’t finalize the 2018 federal government budget until March this year, and with the next federal fiscal calend...
Thursday, April 26, 2018
NCAN's Bold New Proposal to Congress Would Restore Pell's Purchasing Power »
After passing the 2018 federal spending bill halfway through the fiscal year, Congress is diving immediately into its plan...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Omnibus Spending Bill Prioritizes College Affordability »
In positive news for low-income students, the comprehensive funding deal reached in Congress last night made college affor...
Thursday, March 1, 2018
DACA Deadline Squashed; Dreamers' Uncertainty Remains »
In September, the Trump Administration announced that it would phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Underrepresented Student Advocacy is Full Speed Ahead in 2018 »
NCAN’s MorraLee Keller and Kim Cook, Florida College Access Network’s Laurie Meggesin, and College Crusade of Rhode Island...
Monday, February 12, 2018
President’s Budget Eliminates Subsidized Loans, SEOG »
Today, the Trump Administration released its fiscal year 2019 budget proposal rife with cuts to federal student aid, inc...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
PROSPER Act Fails to Make Higher Ed More Affordable »
As Congress looks to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, they should ensure that any simplification of programs should b...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Few Education Mentions in Trump's First State of the Union »
Last night, President Trump delivered ( full prepared text ) his first State of the Union address after one year in off...
Thursday, January 25, 2018
January Policy Roundup: Dreamers, Shutdowns and Student Aid Cards »
By Carrie Warick , Director of Policy and Advocacy, and Jack Porter , Advocacy Associate January has been an eventfu...
Thursday, January 18, 2018
NCAN Member Testifies at Senate Hearing on Aid Simplification »
Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a hearing on Higher Education Act reauthorizatio...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
NCAN Members Double Down in Fight for Dreamers »
When the Trump Administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in September, thereby gi...
Thursday, January 4, 2018
URGENT: Member Advocacy Needed for Dreamers »
President Trump delivered “ a terrible blow ” to many of our students in September: He ended the Deferred Action for Child...

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