Coalition Letter | January 8, 2019

Coalition Letter to 116th Congress on the Higher Education Act Reauthorization

49 organizations working on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, service members, faculty and staff, civil rights and college access, write to urge Members of Congress to work toward a Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization that both offers opportunity for students, including low-income students and students of color, and increases accountability to protect students, families and taxpayers from low-quality and unscrupulous colleges.

Any HEA bill should strengthen safeguards for students and taxpayers while preserving four core existing protections: borrower defense to repayment, a gainful employment definition, the 90-10 rule and the incentive compensation ban.