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...

Statement on the Build Back Better Act

September 9, 2021

The House Education and Labor Committee’s portion of the Build Back Better Act takes a comprehensive approach to making college more affordable. We commend Chairman Scott for its introduction. By creating a new federal-state funding partnership, boosting Pell Grant funding, and investing in evidence-based student success initiatives, the bill also recognizes that new ...