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Government Relations Alert: Perkins Loan Update

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: Restore Perkins Funding

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 Update

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...
GRAC Action Alert: Suggested FAFSA Revisions

GRAC Action Alert: Suggested FAFSA Revisions

As has been reported in the media, some colleges use the list of colleges that students supply on their FAFSA forms in an attempt to ascertain the students’ likelihood of attending the institution if accepted. Specifically, colleges make note of...
Action Alert: Please Help Thank Our President

Action Alert: Please Help Thank Our President

WACAC Members: This past summer at the National School Counselor Conference in Florida, Mrs. Obama stated a White House Initiative to support counselors! The initiatives include: The U.S. Secretary of Education released new guidance for school superintendents and...