History of Ed Trust Action on College Access

We advocate on behalf of low-income students and students of color to ensure they have equitable access to high-quality, postsecondary opportunities.

Recent Actions

  • July 12, 2016: The Education Trust tells Congress “Don’t Walk Away From Low-Income Students” in a statement on the Labor-HHS-Education FY 17 Appropriations bill to be considered by the House Appropriations Committee.
  • June 23, 2016: The Education Trust’s statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding University Of Texas at Austin’s affirmative action plan.
  • June 9, 2016: Statement from The Education Trust on the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations passage of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill
  • April 13, 2016: The Education Trust joined with a coalition of education advocates and higher education associations to urge House and Senate Appropriations Committee members to reject any effort to redirect funding for the Pell Grant program to other uses.
  • May 29, 2015: Kati Haycock spoke on a panel at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ Briefing on Effect of College Access, Persistence and Completion Rates on the Socio-Economic Mobility of Minorities.
  • May 19, 2015: The Education Trust joined with Generation Progress, The Institute for College Access & Success, United States Student Association, and Young Invincibles to send a letter to Chairmen Alexander and Kline and Ranking Members Murray and Scott urging additional research on how prorating student loans based on attendance might affect college affordability, access, and success.
  • April 28, 2015: Dr. José Luis Santos spoke at a convening at the University of Texas, El Paso entitled, Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) in 21st century U.S. higher education.
  • April 13, 2015: Dr. José Luis Santos spoke at the 2015 Economics Executive Roundtable discussion on Higher Education and the Future of the American Dream at the Ford Chapel, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA., where he explored higher education’s influence on social mobility, opportunity, and economic prosperity in a changing, globalized world.
  • March 19, 2015: Statement from The Education Trust on the Maximum Pell Grant Award Level in the House FY16 Budget.
  • March 16, 2015: Dr. José Luis Santos spoke at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s annual Capitol Hill policy briefing series about college access, affordability, and accountability.