Government Affairs

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.


Get Involved with UPCEA

Professional development isn't just about attending sessions. Get involved with UPCEA to meet members from other institutions, share the great work your institution is doing, and hone your own skills. From submitting a session proposal for a conference or an article for a publication to serving as a volunteer on a conference planning committee, there are as many ways to engage with us!


Awards of Excellence

Since 1953, UPCEA has recognized its members' outstanding contributions to the Association and the field, as well as their achievements in innovative programming, marketing and promotion, community development and services, research and publications, and many other areas.