Government Affairs

Appropriations Bill Supports Greater Pell and Research Funding

March 22, 2018

Congress today passed the FY18 Omnibus Appropriations Bill which included increased support to the Pell Grant program, which is projected to help over 7 million low-income families afford college. It does this by raising the maximum award by $175 (to $6,095), maintaining the recent Year Round Pell expansion that UPCEA has advocated for over the…

Influencing Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

February 23, 2018

UPCEA joined with other organizations to submit the following principles regarding the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, in response to the Senate HELP Committee call for comments on February 13: Do no harm. Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) should be used to clearly and unambiguously improve student aid for students. The…

Coalition Pens Letter on PROSPER Act

December 19, 2017

The National Adult Learner Coalition wrote a letter to US House of Representatives leadership of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding H.R. 4508, Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act, and our concerns. We are particularly concerned about this bill’s major structural changes to federal financial aid, and…

UPCEA Joins Cautionary Chorus on House HEA Legislation

December 11, 2017

National Adult Learner Coalition weighs in on PROSPER Act House HEA Legislation movement UPCEA, along with the National Adult Learner Coalition, joined with many other higher education organizations to join in chorus to urge cautious and deliberative movement on the US House of Representative’s push for a re-authorization of the Higher Education Act, H.R. 4508,…

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UPCEA Policy Commitee

Dawn Mattoon, Western Michigan University, Co-Chair
Dick Senese, Capella University, Co-Chair

Jennifer Blum, Laureate Education
Allison Friederichs, University of Denver
Reed Scull, University of Wyoming

Jim Shaeffer, Old Dominion University
Scott Weimer, Virginia Tech