Tag Archives: FAFSA

House Starts Work on Higher Education Reform; Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing for Andy Puzder

Legislative Activity On Tuesday, February 7, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing titled “Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education” to examine the current policy issues in higher education. Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), as well as her Senate counterpart Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and … Continue Reading

Perkins Act Reauthorization Expected Soon; Department of Education Makes Changes to FAFSA and Urges Community Colleges to Help with ITT Closure

Legislative Update Chairman John Kline Hopeful Perkins Act Reauthorization Will Move Soon Before leaving for a seven-week recess, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce unanimously approved the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R.5587). Federal funding for career and technical education has enjoyed wide bipartisan support and chairmen of … Continue Reading

Perkins CTE Update Gets Hearing; Federal Student Loan Interest Rates Lowered; Education Secretary Urges Colleges to Remove Barriers for Students with Criminal Background

Legislative Activity Perkins CTE Act Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Bob Casey (D-PA) are working on a bill to rewrite the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The Perkins Act, which hasn’t been updated since 2006, sets policy on career and technical education. Lawmakers, including House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John … Continue Reading

House Holds Hearing on Campus Sexual Assault; Department Holds Hearings on HEA and Federal Student Loans

Legislative Activity House Holds Hearing on Campus Sexual Assault Last Thursday, September 10, the House Education and the Workforce Committee’s Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee held a hearing titled “Preventing and Responding to Sexual Assault on College Campuses.” The hearing focused on the current state of campus safety and the patchwork of state and federal … Continue Reading

House Members introduce Bipartisan Education Measures; ED Seeks Feedback on Recognizing Innovative Programs

Legislative Activity Higher Education Act Reauthorization Last Thursday, several Members of Congress joined together in a bipartisan manner to introduce legislation that aims to improve the country’s higher education system by simplifying the financial aid process, improving consumer information, providing financial aid counseling, and creating a more flexible Pell Grant program. The House Education and … Continue Reading

Financial Aid Reform & DOE Issues Proposed Changes to the Clery Act

Legislative Activity Higher Education Act Draft Legislation Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) will release a package of Higher Education Act (HEA) proposals this week. The package will likely include legislation that allows the student-unit record system to track students’ performance once they enter the workforce after graduation, as well … Continue Reading