• Committee Raises Concerns with FSA Management, Single Servicer Proposal
    Aug 8, 2016  - Dear Secretary King: To address “the inability of the Department of Education to adequately manage” student financial aid, Congress designated the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) as a performance-based organization. In exchange for greater operational flexibility, FSA is expected to deliver per... More
  • Adding Fuel to the Fire
    Jul 21, 2016  - College affordability is increasingly on the minds of more and more Americans—particularly with students preparing to head off to college and a national election on the horizon. Unfortunately, as college costs continue to rise, one “solution” being discussed would only add fuel to the fire. Accordin... More
  • Kline: Higher Ed Reforms Will Open More Doors to Opportunity
    Jul 11, 2016  - The House of Representatives today passed a number of bills that will strengthen higher education for students, parents, and taxpayers. These bipartisan reforms will empower students and families to make informed decisions, simplify and improve the financial aid process, and enhance existing support... More
  • Kline Statement: Debate on Bills to Strengthen Higher Education
    Jul 11, 2016  - This bill is one of several bipartisan reforms the House is considering today that will help strengthen higher education and put more Americans on a path to success. A quality education is crucial to succeeding in today’s workforce. Unfortunately, our costly, bureaucratic, and outdated higher educat... More
  • Committee Advances Bipartisan Bills to Help More Americans Pursue Higher Education
    Jun 22, 2016  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today approved a number of bipartisan bills that will help strengthen higher education for students, parents, and taxpayers. The legislative proposals—all approved by voice vote—include measures to empower student... More
  • Foxx Statement: Markup of H.R. 3178, "Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act"
    Jun 22, 2016  - Each year, families across the country face difficult decisions about where they can afford to send their children to college and what institution is the best fit for them. Students must wade through massive and often conflicting amounts of information in order to make an informed choice. While the ... More
  • Heck Statement: Markup of H.R. 5528, "Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act"
    Jun 22, 2016  - Early last year, I held a roundtable on higher education in my district to help better understand the issues facing students, teachers, and higher ed administrators in Nevada. Nearly everyone in attendance raised the issue of the overly complicated student aid application process, and specifically, ... More