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The House Education and the Workforce Committee is currently working to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). To accomplish this goal, members have examined issues ranging from the accessibility gap to the simplification of the federal aid process. Below is information concerning the committee's efforts to reauthorize HEA and improve our nation's higher education system.

To learn about legislative action to strengthen America's higher education system in the 113th Congress, click here.

Legislation:

Committee Whitepaper: Strengthening America's Higher Education System
 
Fact Sheet: Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act
Fact Sheet: Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act
Fact Sheet: Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act
Fact Sheet: Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act

Press Releases:

Bipartisan Ideas to Strengthen Higher Education
‘Free’ Community College Plan Just Got More Expensive. A Lot More Expensive.
#FBF: Market-Based student loans ‘a win for students and taxpayers’
Subcommittee Explores Ways to Improve Support for Disadvantaged College Students
***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Subcommittee to Discuss Efforts to Improve Support for Disadvantaged College Students
The President's Community College Proposal Isn't Free
Witnesses Urge Congress to Advance Bold Higher Education Reforms
***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Strengthening Higher Education
President’s ‘Free’ Higher Education Plan ‘Doesn’t Make the Grade’
Kline Statement on President's Higher Education Proposal

Committee Activity:


Hearing on "Improving College Access and Completion for Low-Income and First-Generation Students"
Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Improving College Access and Completion for Low-Income and First-Generation Students"
Hearing on "Strengthening America’s Higher Education System"
Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Strengthening America's Higher Education System"