State Legislative and Regulatory Activity Update - March 5, 2013
The Illinois Senate Higher Education Committee will be considering two bills today to prohibit the Illinois Student Assistance Commission from making grants to applicants enrolled at for-profit institutions. The authors, Senators Andy Manar (D) and Chapin Rose (R), are members of the Committee.
Finally, the Washington Senate Higher Education Committee favorably reported a substitute bill that establishes, in conjunction with public, nonprofit and for-profit institutions of higher education, "a statewide online transfer and student advising system that integrates information related to programs, advising, registration, admissions, and transfer. The system must be easily accessible to all Washington high school students and their parents or guardians, higher education students, faculty, counselors, advisors, and other professional staff."
PSCUs open doors to many of the 13 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills. PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.