APLU Priorities for the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA)

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Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities


The federal government’s investment in student aid through Title IV of the Higher Education Act is indispensable for students accessing higher education. This is an investment to not only provide ladders of opportunity for individuals to fulfill the American Dream but also an investment our country makes to ensure a prosperous future for all. HEA reauthorization provides an opportunity to strengthen support for students to access higher education and build a better future. This report outlines policies presented to Congress for better transparency and accountability of colleges and universities to improving federal student aid to support access and degree completion. The proposals detailed are aimed at improving student success while enhancing our nation’s economic competitiveness.



education, higher--government policy, equal educational opportunity, educational attainment, academic achievement