House Set to Advance Bill to Increase Costs for Students, Gut Accountability for Colleges
Committee expected to debate, pass HEA Reauthorization bill along party lines

December 12, 2017
Statement of Debbie Cochrane

The vision for higher education laid out in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce’s legislative proposal to rewrite the Higher Education Act (H.R. 4508) constitutes a grave threat to students seeking an affordable, quality credential, and its expected passage out of committee should be the end of its line. The bill is a pile-on of one attack on economic mobility after another, culminating in a bleak outlook for any person who doesn’t already have the means to access and finance a quality postsecondary education.