“We applaud the House for advancing a bipartisan measure to provide critical permanent funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority-Serving Institutions, make it easier for borrowers to access affordable student loan repayment options, and simplify the FAFSA. We appreciate the work of leaders in both the Senate and House for their efforts to advance this important legislation.
“This bill is a hard-fought victory for millions of students and families, and it highlights the importance of continued bipartisan work to improve the higher education system. But it’s not enough. New investments and greater accountability are needed to protect students from unaffordable debts and close college opportunity gaps. We urge policymakers to continue their efforts to advance a bipartisan, comprehensive Higher Education Act reauthorization that makes significant new investments in college affordability and protects students and taxpayers from low-quality institutions.”
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