The Council of Graduate Schools’ 2021-2022 Federal Policy Agenda outlines CGS’s federal policy principles and priorities impacting graduate education.

  • Strengthen Federal Student Loans and Financial Aid
  • Priming Tax Policies to Support Graduate Education
  • Promote the U.S. through International Graduate Education and Research
  • Advancing Research and Innovation
  • Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Promoting Graduate Student Success and Wellbeing

Priming Tax Policies to Support Graduate Education

Promote tax policies that encourage the pursuit of graduate education by providing incentives that increase access and affordability.

Advancing Research and Innovation

Invest in science and research that is critical to the nation’s ability to remain globally competitive, as well as the benchmark in terms of timely breakthroughs and innovation.

Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Support federal policies that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion both within our graduate programs and the workforce.

Promoting Graduate Student Success and Wellbeing

Support investments and activities that allow graduate students to fully thrive in their education and research.