The College Affordability Coalition’s Principles for Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

July 25, 2019

As Congress plans to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), a new coalition has formed to advocate for needed federal investments and protections in order to promote more equitable outcomes within our higher education system. The College Affordability Coalition, a group of 25 organizations representing the voices of students and families, consumers, institutions, and civil...


Coalition Letter to the Department of Education

July 15, 2019

A letter to the Department of Education from 33 organizations working on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access, expressing serious concerns about the proposed changes to regulations governing accreditation and in support of enforcement of 2016 state authorization regulations.


Coalition Letter Urging Conference Committee on Budget to Strengthen College Affordability in 2019-20 California State Budget

June 6, 2019

Over 20 organizations urged the Conference Committee on the Budget to make a down payment towards college affordability by increasing the number of new competitive Cal Grants to 70,000 annually and allowing AB 540 students to compete on equal footing, and increasing the size of the base Cal Grant B access award to $1,836. Doing so will ensure more students across all types of...


Coalition Letter Urging Strengthening College Affordability in 2019-20 California State Budget

May 16, 2019

Over 20 organizations urged the California State Assembly Committee on Budget, Subcommittee 2 on Education Finance to make a down payment towards college affordability by increasing the number of competitive Cal Grants and the size of the Cal Grant B access award. Doing so will ensure more students across all types of colleges get the assistance they need to cover total college...


Coalition Letter of Support for the Understanding the True Cost of College Act

April 23, 2019

Over forty organizations representing students, colleges, scholarship providers, education advocates, veterans, consumers, civil rights advocates, and the business community write in support of the Understanding the True Cost of College Act. The common-sense solutions offered in the Understanding the True Cost of College Act are low-hanging fruit: a uniform financial aid offer...