Letter from ACE President Ted Mitchell to Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) in advance of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on college affordability. The hearing is the latest of a series in preparation for reauthorizing the Higher Education Act.
In the letter, Mitchell addresses claims that federal student aid is responsible for tuition increases, a theory known as the Bennett Hypothesis. As he writes, this concept has been rigorously explored and the full body of available research data does not support it.