Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

 Email  Share  Print

ACE, Higher Ed Groups Offer Ideas on the Higher Education Act

August 05, 2013

Notebook

Law Set to Expire at the End of 2013

When Congress returns after Labor Day, lawmakers will begin the long process of renewing the Higher Education Act (HEA), the sweeping law governing federal financial aid programs.

In response to a request from the leaders of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, ACE and a group of 38 leading higher education associations have submitted suggestions for rewriting the HEA, which expires at the end of this calendar year.

Last reauthorized in 2008 after five years of temporary extensions, HEA is likely once again to evolve slowly over months, or conceivably over years. As the lengthy process begins, this document summarizes the groups’ initial thoughts on the issues that should play a prominent role, including:

  1. College access, persistence and completion;
  2. Better information for consumers;
  3. Student loan programs;
  4. Accreditation and appropriate oversight;
  5. College affordability and cost reduction;
  6. Innovation to benefit students;
  7. Federal regulatory burden; and
  8. Special focus programs.

For an overview of the range of comments submitted to the committee, see:

Previewing the Higher Ed Act
Inside Higher Ed

Other ACE News

  • September 29, 2016

    Today's Headlines

    HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

    Inside Higher Ed reports on a survey by the Association of Governing Boards that indicates while most presidents and board members from both public and private institutions believe that shared governance is working adequately, they believe it could...

  • Credit for Prior Learning

    September 28, 2016

    Mario Sankis, 2015 Student of the Year

    Nominate Outstanding Adult Learners for ACE’s Student of the Year Award

    ​Nominations are open for ACE’s Student of the Year Award, which honors adult learners who show qualities such as perseverance, the capacity to overcome great odds and the ability to inspire others to set high lifelong learning goals.

  • September 28, 2016

    Female leader

    Limited Space Remains for the 88th National Women’s Leadership Forum

    ​Senior-level women administrators are invited to register for ACE’s 88th National Women’s Leadership Forum, an interactive program for those seeking a college or university presidency, vice presidency or major deanship.

  • Tax Policy

    September 26, 2016

    Capitol

    ACE, Groups Submit Testimony on Endowments to House Ways & Means Subcommittee

    ​ACE and six other higher education associations submitted testimony for the record last week to the House Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee as a follow-up to a Sept. 13 hearing on college and university endowments and their potential impact on...

  • ACE2017 - ACE's Annual Meeting

    September 26, 2016

    Joichi "Joi" Ito

    MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito to Address ACE2017

    ​Joichi “Joi” Ito, an internationally prominent activist, entrepreneur and venture capitalist, will be the keynote speaker at the ACE2017 Monday luncheon plenary session on innovation.

 

 Related Content