2022-23 Legislative Agenda
Join our undergraduate, graduate, and professional student efforts to increase access, affordability, and diversity to public higher education in Washington State.
Washington College Grant Expansion
The WA College Grant is the most generous form of financial aid in the country. State law currently appropriates a full award towards the cost of tuition for students who family income meets the median family income of 55%. We are currently asking the legislature to expand the MFI to 70% to give more middle-income families a full award!
The Basic Needs Act
There are two questions a state must address regarding higher education in Washington. First, how do we help students get into college and how do we help students succeed. The Basic Needs Act helps students succeed while they study by addressing basic needs insecurities that persist on our school campuses.
Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness (SSEH)
In 2019, the legislature created a pilot program to house at-risk homeless students who have aged out of the foster care system. This program works and we are working to expand the program to more campuses while also making it permanent.
Why We Fight
A college education empowers students to create a healthy, just, and prosperous future for themselves and our state. No matter our income, race, age, or documentation, all students in Washington have the right to quality higher education without taking on a lifetime of debt. Washington is home to world-class schools whose graduates are the drivers of our economy.
By uniting across our various backgrounds and campuses, students can hold those in power accountable to making higher education debt-free and welcoming for all.
2022 YEAR IN REVIEW
Messages to students
Meeting With Legislators
Emails to Legislators