Students United works to influence higher education policy initiatives at the federal level.  Students go to Washington D.C. at least once each year to discuss many issues, ranging from campus security to financial aid with federal lawmakers and staff, as well as other organizations.  Federal student aid programs controlled by Congress include the Pell Grant program, Parental Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), the Perkins and Stafford Loan programs, and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.

Students are also involved in the decision making process by writing emails and making phone calls to members of Congress.


Most of our federal advocacy is done through emails and phone calls to members of Congress.  Click here to sign up so you receive our action alerts and keep updated on issues.


share your story

We are looking for students who are willing to share their stories about student-debt, about juggling multiple jobs and school, or about other obstacles they have persistent through all to further their education. Sharing real stories with policy influencers helps us to advocate for students and higher education changes. If your story is one you'd like the people who are representing you to hear, then fill out our Testimony Form. Your story will remain private and won't be shared without your permission.