Students to Keep Pressing Congress for Higher Education Update
Emily Wilkens, Bloomberg Government
Ten student advocacy groups are teaming up to push for federal and other policies that better recognize "today's students" in postsecondary education.
The Today’s Students Coalition is focusing on a wide range of policies. The goals include getting more federal support to help college students pay for child care, housing, and other non-academic expenses. The group also wants to expand the Pell Grant to serve low-income students in short, career-oriented programs.
The organizations behind the coalition have individually advocated for various groups of students, including veterans, low-income students, student-parents, and adults returning to school. By forming a coalition, they hope to add power behind their message to lawmakers.