Proposed legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act would have a significant impact on students, colleges & universities, and our nation. As members of Congress consider reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, APLU has developed a series of higher education policy proposals for Congress to consider.
APLU President Peter McPherson released a statement regarding the introduction of the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Higher Education Reform (PROSPER) Act, H.R. 4508, which would reauthorize the Higher Education Act.
“The reauthorization of the Higher Education Act is long overdue. It is an opportunity to increase access, affordability, and completion for students while advancing the short and long-term prosperity of our nation. While we continue to carefully review the bill, it’s already clear the measure includes provisions that would make college less accessible and affordable. It would also make some students more vulnerable to schools and programs that won’t serve their best interests. And it fails to make much-needed changes to improve data needed by students to make informed decisions on where to attend.”