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UPCEA Weighs In On College Afforability Act (CAA) Markup

October 28, 2019

UPCEA, along with ACE, and other organizations, wrote to Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott and Ranking Member Virginia Foxx to offer views on H.R. 4674, the College Affordability Act (CAA) introduced by Chairman Scott that will be marked up by the Committee. Any comprehensive Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization proposal represents a substantial commitment on the part of the Committee, and we are appreciative of the effort reflected in this bill. Our comments reflect the version of the bill as it was introduced. The bill incorporates a number of proposals that institutions of higher education have historically supported and believe would be beneficial. In particular, the bill provides significant increases in student aid and institutional support, especially for institutions that have been historically under resourced. However, the bill also includes a number of provisions that would be highly problematic if enacted, as well as several major proposals where the likely outcomes are unknown due to a lack of reliable data for analysis or due to a lack of specificity in the legislative text.

 

Click here to read our full letter.

UPCEA is a proud founding member of advocacy groups such as the Today's Students Coalition as well as the National Adult Learner Coalition.

UPCEA Policy Committee

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

Kristen Brown, University of Louisville
Allison Friederichs, University of Denver
Ricky LaFosse, University of Michigan
Reed Scull, University of Wyoming


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