Mission

We are students fighting for free college. As tuition hikes, campus hunger and homelessness, and overwhelming student loan debt put higher education out of reach, we are leading a movement to put college within reach for all.

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1,200 percent

increase in the cost of tuition in a generation

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Fight for Free College

Our grassroots campaign is led by students and supporters like you. With your help, we can remake our higher education system into one where hard work and talent -- not income or wealth -- determines your success in college and beyond.

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$1.5 Trillion

in student loan debt nationwide.

  • Rise conducted a survey to figure out specifically how college students have been affected by COVID-19. Our survey found that:⠀
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52% of students were unexpectedly laid off from a job or had hours significantly cut back due to COVID-19.
  • Many of us are trying to find something fun and relaxing to take our minds off of the stressful headlines we are seeing everyday.⠀
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If you are one of the many looking for a good distraction, join us for Rise Trivia tomorrow for a chance to win $100.⚡️
  • This is how students feel during COVID-19. ----> ⠀
“It’s easy to get depressed or feel like you’re not being productive. You’re kind of shut down in a way. That’s the part I’ve been struggling the most with.”⠀
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Read the full LA Times article - Link in bio
  • 🎂Happy Birthday @carteroselett! 🎈

We are lucky to be fighting to make college more affordable in Michigan with people like you! 🌟
  • If you are a student affected by COVID-19, go to StudentReliefFund.org and we will work together to help you.
  • 🚨Breaking: $7 billion in emergency financial aid is on its way to help students with: 
food 🍎 
housing 🏠 
childcare 💗 
healthcare 💊
  • Yes we are watching what you do! Read @MaxSLubin's op-ed on @MTVNews about how Congress should be helping students affected by Covid-19, what we are doing to help, and how you can help. ~~~~ Link in bio 💻✨
  • Our survey & students' stories are showing the harm coronavirus is causing students. We all need to look out for each other—we're all in this together 💙 “It’s easy to get depressed or feel like you’re not being productive,” she said. “You’re kind of shut down in a way. That’s the part I’ve been struggling the most with.” Our survey shows others are also being affected. Read the full article - link in bio.
  • 🚨We are urging Congress to enact a $1.2 billion emergency aid proposal for college students affected by COVID-19.⠀
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The proposal will help students with: ⠀
✅ food⠀
✅housing⠀
✅childcare⠀
✅healthcare⠀
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Join Rise and @swipeouthunger in demanding Congress pass this by signing our petition. Link in bio
  • We want to help college students affected by COVID-19.⠀
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Fill out this survey to help us identify your needs.|| Link in bio

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$7 billion

States Are Spending Less On Higher Education Than Before the Recession