Informed Advocates of the University of Washington


Thank you, Advocates: Success in 2018

The University of Washington and higher education fared well this legislative session, buoyed by a favorable revenue projection (the state had more money than anticipated) and compelling requests. The Legislature funded projects, programs and compensation at all three UW campuses, and made great strides in funding the State Need Grant.

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UW Impact's 2018 Legislative Priorities

UW Impact engages UW alumni and stakeholders in legislative advocacy that advances the University and public higher education in the state of Washington. UW Impact’s 2018 legislative priorities align with the higher education priorities identified by UW alumni in recent polling and with the University of Washington’s 2018 legislative agenda.

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The PROSPER ACT- What is it, and how might it affect my student?

The Higher Education Act (HEA) is an expansive piece of federal legislation that is the foundational law for our nation’s colleges and universities. The HEA covers topics such as student financial aid (Pell Grants, Stafford and other loan programs, work-study programs), accreditation and oversight, and persistence and completion rates.

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UW Impact is a program of the UW Alumni Association (UWAA), an independent 501 (c )(3) organization. The UWAA’s mission is to support the UW and higher education in the state of Washington.