The Higher Education Act
Congress is currently in the process of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA). Congressional reauthorization of the Higher Education Act gives us an opportunity to revisit student aid issues and focus our efforts on ensuring access for the students with the greatest need. APSCU has created a Reauthorization Task Force charged with rethinking ways to maintain access for students while simplifying the process and ensuring success. APSCU is working closely with Congress to ensure that college affordability, student rights, federal student aid, access, transparency and equal institutional accountability are part of the next iteration of HEA.
News & Updates
Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act
On Friday, February 13, 2015, Chairman Kline (R-MN), Chairwoman Foxx (R-NC), and Congressman Hastings (D-FL) introduced the Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act (HR 970). On February 25, 2015, Senator Burr (R-NC) introduced S 559, a companion bill to HR 970. The bills are very similar to HR 2637 introduced in the previous Congress.
APSCU has sent letters of support to the House and Senate sponsors of the bill. ACE has also sent letters in support of the bill to the House and Senate.
HR 970 & S 559 do the following: