Tax Reform – UPCEA signs Letter Against Higher Education Cuts
UPCEA joined with ACE and 44 other higher education associations to send this letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) on the higher education provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).
The groups write that this legislation, taken in its entirety, would discourage participation in postsecondary education, make college more expensive for those who do enroll, and undermine the financial stability of public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. According to the Committee on Ways and Means summary, the bill’s provisions would increase the cost to students attending college by more than $65 billion between 2018 and 2027.
UPCEA Policy Commitee
Scott Weimer, Virginia Tech, Chair
Jennifer Blum, Laureate Education
Allison Friederichs, University of Denver
Bea Gonzales, Syracuse University
Reed Scull, University of Wyoming
Jim Shaeffer, Old Dominion University