Statement on HEALS Act

July 27, 2020

For college students and student loan borrowers, the HEALS Act proposed by Senator McConnell today is too little, too late. In the face of a surging pandemic, it cuts off much-needed relief for millions of student loan borrowers and fails to invest enough in public colleges to prevent dire consequences for students.


Statement on House Passage of HEROES Act 

May 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to devastate America’s colleges and universities, which face deep state budget cuts and the potential loss of significant tuition and other revenue as millions of students are considering their college plans for the coming year. Because colleges are essential to build and maintain a globally competitive economy, expand knowledge, promote oppor...


Statement on the HEROES Act

May 12, 2020

The $37 billion in the HEROES Act is a critical lifeline to colleges and universities hobbled by budget cuts and pandemic costs. Most of these funds are dedicated to public colleges where states agree to avoid disproportionate cuts to higher education. Yet even this large sum may not be enough to ensure colleges are not crippled by this once-in-a-lifetime crisis.


Statement on the CARES Act

March 25, 2020

The CARES Act includes urgently needed help for students, student loan borrowers, and colleges and universities, but it is only an important first step. Much more help will be needed in the weeks, months, and years to come.