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Government Relations Alert: Every Student Succeeds Act & Fisher vs. UT

Government Relations Alert: Perkins Loan Update

By Kris Zavoli Although some US Senators are still pushing for stand-alone renewal, as of now, the Perkins Loan program is winding down with the possibility of being included in a comprehensive Higher Education Act reauthorization.  Here is a small...
Government Relations Alert: Every Student Succeeds Act & Fisher vs. UT

Government Relations Alert: Save the Perkins Loan, Part 2

By Kris Zavoli The US House of Representatives passed H.R. 3594, the Higher Education Extension Act which would extend the Perkins Loan Program for one year. Now, the Senate needs to act on the same bill. Both Senator Boxer and...
Government Relations Alert: Every Student Succeeds Act & Fisher vs. UT

Government Relations Alert: Restore Perkins Funding

By Kris Zavoli Perkins loan funding expired on September 30.  We urge you to contact your House representative in the US Congress. (Background Information is attached.) Here is the House directory.  (Both Senators Boxer and Feinstein support restoring the funding,...
Government Relations Alert: Every Student Succeeds Act & Fisher vs. UT

Government Relations Update

I’m sure many you are aware of the July 7 UC Santa Cruz “accept/rescind” letters that went to many of this fall’s first year students.  There was great frustration and very little transparency about why this happened.  Considerable time was...
Government Relations Alert: Every Student Succeeds Act & Fisher vs. UT

Government Relations Update

The Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees have been busy deliberating over 500 bills that have now advanced to the floor. The Legislature has 10 days to make decisions on what moves forward to the Governor bythe September 11th deadline. There’s...