How will the 116th Congress approach reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, first signed into law in 1965? Follow this page for regular updates and analysis on the process.
April 2, 2019
Anne Meehan, director of Government Relations at ACE, delivered testimony April 2 to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee at a hearing on “Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Addressing Campus Sexual Assault and Ensuring Student Safety and Rights.”
February 23, 2018
In response to a call for comments by the Senate HELP committee on February 13 regarding the Higher Education Act reauthorization, ACE and 47 other higher education assocations submitted a letter listing 7 pinciples that represent broad goals of the higher education community for reauthorization.
September 13, 2018
ACE and 21 other higher education groups sent comments Sept. 13 to the Department of Education regarding the department's proposal to rescind existing gainful employment regulations.
July 24, 2018
House Democrats have introduced their own plan to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the sweeping law governing federal financial aid and other programs that support higher education in the United States.
October 3, 2018
The Department of Education will miss a key deadline this fall to release final regulations to replace the borrower defense and gainful employment rules implemented by the Obama administration.
August 30, 2018
ACE, along with 20 other higher education associations, submitted a community comment letter on the Department of Education’s proposed Borrower Defense rule.
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