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.
In the letter to lawmakers, McPherson notes, “As we continue to review the bill, it is clear the measure is presently highly problematic and would ultimately make college less accessible and affordable. Additionally, it would make students more vulnerable to schools and programs that would not serve their best interests. The legislation adopts many of the recommendations of the Taskforce on Federal Regulation of Higher Education, but then adds new highly problematic regulatory burdens. While there are provisions APLU supports, cumulatively, the legislation would be an alarming setback from present law.”