Students and borrowers have been hit hard during this pandemic. From moving back home to losing jobs or worse, COVID-19 has impacted Americans in ways we never imagined.

We will be sharing your stories with policymakers and the media to amplify your issues and concerns.


I’m at the point that I don’t know what to do. I just want to pass my classes, get my certificates and move forward. This crisis has really turned a speed bump into a roadblock.
  • Daniel, CA
I need to stay up all night to do schoolwork and even with the whole class online it was very difficult. I only had my phone for online classes up until just recently, when the school provided a laptop. I have no internet at home and libraries are closed. I’m so frustrated and stressed about what I can do. COVID-19 has made it difficult with school and even at home. I’m not sure how much more the school can help with, even as a Veteran.
  • Jonathan, CA


I just started working again after being home since the end of March – the start of my quarantine. It is May 1st today. All I want is relief from my student debt. Does the light ever shine?
  • Alexandra, DE

Make your voice heard – tell policymakers how the coronavirus has affected you.

COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives, including higher education, and we want to hear from YOU.

  • Have you been negatively affected by the coronavirus?
  • What college affordability challenges are you facing?
  • During this health crisis, what can policymakers be doing to help students and borrowers?

Share your story or submit a question below.

Upcoming Events


Past Events

OIGI Spring Conference: Higher Ed: Who Pays?

Hosted by the Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Economics Department of the University of Minnesota

Thursday, June 18


Town Hall: New Policy & Advocacy Challenges Impacting Community College Student Success

Virtual town hall hosted by 10,000 Degrees


Symposium on Student Loans During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Friday, May 22


State Finances and Higher Education in the Wake of COVID-19

Webinar co-hosted by TICAS, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), and State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO).

Wednesday, May 20 | 2p ET


Navigating Student Loans During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Info Session with U.S. Representative Suzanne Bonamici

Wednesday, April 15 | 5p PT