Halt and Make Edits: Assessing the Second Work Period of Negotiated Rulemaking

November 9, 2021

Last week, negotiators serving on the Department of Education’s (ED) negotiated rulemaking Affordability and Student Loans Committee convened for the second of three week-long work periods. (See our analysis of the first work period here.) Committee members considered new and revised proposals from ED addressing a broad array of issues including the borrower defense...


Statement on Build Back Better Framework

October 28, 2021

We applaud policymakers for including new investments in college affordability and completion in the Build Back Better package. We believe the combination of proposed investments will drive an equitable recovery by helping millions of students cover college costs and complete a high-quality degree.


Statement on Retaining Higher Education Investments in the Build Back Better Act

October 20, 2021

The Build Back Better Act has the potential to fundamentally transform the nation’s higher education system. In its original form, it includes three core reforms: a new federal-state partnership to fund tuition-free community college; a $500 boost to the maximum Pell Grant; and a landmark retention and completion fund to support evidence-based student success initiatives...