Our Public Correspondence on Education Policy

This page includes our public correspondence to the Department of Education, Congress, and other key policymakers. Check out the links below to read each item.

Letter to Senate Finance Committee Regarding Death and Disability Discharges

This letter urges the Senate Finance Committee to maintain a provision in its tax reform bill that would make student loan discharges due to the borrower's death or total and permanent disability, and to consider expanding it to other forms of student loan forgiveness, including income-driven repayment forgiveness and borrower defense discharges.

Letter from 64 Higher Education Advocacy Organizations Calling on Congress to Pass the Dream Act

New America's Education Policy program signed this letter calling upon Congress to pass the Dream Act, which would allow Dreamers to work and attend school without fear of deportation.

PostsecData and WDQC Statement in Support of the Bipartisan, Bicameral College Transparency Act

The Higher Education Initiative at New America signed onto this public statement from PostsecData and the Workforce Data Quality Campaign in support of the College Transparency Act, a bipartisan bill designed to provide students with the information about colleges' outcomes that they have a right to know.

Letter from PostsecData, Faculty, and Others on Federal Student Aid Transparency

This letter to the U.S. Department of Education from PostsecData (including New America's Higher Education Initiative), faculty across the country, and other stakeholders calls for greater transparency into federal financial aid data, including the release of routinely produced data and a new process to permit certain researchers to conduct studies on federal aid.