Three Bipartisan Bills Would Ensure Students Have Key Information to Help Make Decisions about Where to Go to College and How to Pay for It

March 27, 2019
Statement of Lindsay Ahlman

We don’t ask consumers to purchase a car without knowing in advance how much it will cost them, their options for paying for it, and how well it typically performs, but this is precisely the untenable ask we make of students deciding where to go college and how to pay for it. Three bills introduced today by Senators Grassley (R-IA), Smith (D-MN), and Ernst (R-IA), one of which was also introduced in the House by Representatives Cummings (D-MD) and Guthrie (R-KY), underscore a longstanding and encouraging bipartisan commitment to making sure students and families have access to information they need to support financial decisions required to get to and through college.