UCLA Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Youlonda Copeland-Morgan traveled to Washington, D.C. to testify before Congress on how to strengthen the federal student aid program to better meet the needs of today’s students.

She spoke on March 21 before the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, extolling the success stories at UCLA and the UC system as a whole, when it comes to admitting, enrolling and graduating low-income students.

"In considering the importance of these [federal financial aid] programs to our students, and in looking toward the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act," she said, "UC believes it is critically important that Congress increase its investment in the federal financial aid programs, assure that federal student aid and subsidies are targeted to students with the most financial need, and improve the programs so they are easy for students and their families to understand and access."

The video and transcript of her testimony are available here.