CGS Urges Support for Graduate Education
    July 16, 2019

    On June 26, CGS led a community letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee urging members to preserve the Grad PLUS loan program as they consider the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. The letter highlights the importance of Grad PLUS in enabling graduate and professional students to finance their education. 


    On July 15, CGS joined the higher education community in a letter to key lawmakers in the House and Senate urging them to prioritize graduate and professional education as they work on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act. Specifically, the letter points to decreased federal support for graduate education in recent years, and calls out federal programs that provide financial assistance for graduate students, including Grad PLUS.



    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.
    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.
    As the national voice for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource on issues regarding graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS collaborates with other national stakeholders to advance the graduate education community in the policy and advocacy arenas.  
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