Statement on the PROTECT Students Act

June 26, 2019

We commend Representatives Susie Lee and Rosa DeLauro for introducing the PROTECT Students Act in the House of Representatives. There is growing support for this sweeping set of protections for students and taxpayers, addressing practices of predatory and low-quality colleges. Cheating and lying to students while leaving them with unaffordable debt and no path to the middle class...


2019-20 California State Budget Agreement Makes Critical Down Payments Towards College Affordability

June 12, 2019

The California State Legislature is poised to approve a state budget that includes key steps forward on the path to affordable college. The budget includes the largest-ever increase in the number of ‘competitive’ Cal Grants – those available to nontraditional students – a top priority of legislative leaders, students, civil rights groups, businesses, and other...


Colleges Serving the Most Students of Color Receive the Least Funding

May 15, 2019

Race remains a dividing line in college opportunity. More than half of young white adults hold at least a two-year college degree, but only about a third of young Black and Latino adults do. Stark racial disparities in college completion result in part from the fact that public colleges that disproportionately enroll underrepresented students of color receive less funding and...