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Higher Education Community Comments on Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

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Higher Education Community Comments on Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

August 02, 2013

In response to a request from the leaders of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, ACE and a group of 39 leading higher education associations have submitted suggestions for rewriting the Higher Education Act.

This document summarizes the groups’ initial thoughts on the issues that should play a prominent role in the reauthorization process, including:

  • College access, persistence and completion;
  • Better information for consumers;
  • Student loan programs;
  • Accreditation and appropriate oversight;
  • College affordability and cost reduction;
  • Innovation to benefit students;
  • Federal regulatory burden; and
  • Special focus programs.

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