Policy Proposals for NC-SARA (Submitted Summer 2021)

July 26, 2021

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) manages a reciprocity agreement relating to online interstate higher education. NC-SARA put out a call for policy proposals to be discussed at their August 2022 Board Meeting, and TICAS, the National Consumer Law Center, New America, The Century Foundation, and Veterans Education Success prepared...


Comments Regarding the NC-SARA Proposed 21st Century Guidelines for Distance Education

July 26, 2021

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) manages a reciprocity agreement relating to online interstate higher education. NC-SARA recently commissioned the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) to update the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) guidelines, and put out a call for feedback regarding ...


Coalition Letter to California Senate Education Committee in Support of AB 1456, the Cal Grant Reform Act, as Amended April 12, 2021

July 9, 2021

Over two dozen diverse organizations urge the Senate Education Committee to vote in support of AB 1456, the Cal Grant Reform Act, as amended April 12, 2021. This bill builds upon recent historic budget investments in the Cal Grant program by streamlining and simplifying it, removing barriers to Cal Grant access based on GPA, and ensuring that California’s least-resourced stud..


How Can Congress Improve College Affordability & Permanently Reduce Reliance on Student Debt? Double the Maximum Pell Grant & Restore State Investment in Public Colleges

July 7, 2021

As lawmakers look to improve college affordability, close racial and economic equity gaps in college completion, and reduce reliance on student debt, they must take a comprehensive approach that includes doubling the maximum Pell Grant, securing and strengthening the Pell Grant program, and creating a new federal-state funding partnership.


Coalition Applauds California State Legislature and Governor Newsom for Historic Investments in Cal Grants in 2021-22 California Budget Agreement

July 2, 2021

A coalition of 30 diverse organizations representing higher education advocacy, civil rights and social justice, business and workforce, and student leadership, express their appreciation to state leaders for historic investments in college affordability – and entitlement Cal Grants for community college students in particular – in the 2021-22 California budget agreement.