Government Affairs

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, Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act. The speed by which the legislation has been moving from initial release has not provided for proper analysis or input. Furthermore, the letter is concerned about the potential for the changes in this bill to cause the cost of higher education to go up for many families. There are also major concerns raised regarding the lack of safeguards the bill would create. It could open federal dollars to support programs with little or no protections for students or taxpayers.

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UPCEA is a proud founding member of the National Adult Learner Coalition.

 

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UPCEA Policy Committee

Mary Niemec, University of Nebraska, Co-Chair
Dick Senese, Capella University, Co-Chair

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

Jim Shaeffer, Old Dominion University
Scott Weimer, Virginia Tech


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