• Grading the Administration’s College Scorecard: Incomplete
    Sep 16, 2015  - President Obama has unveiled a new “College Scorecard,” an online tool the administration promises will provide prospective students “reliable data on every institution of higher education.” The basic concept behind the scorecard – strengthening transparency in higher education – has long been a bip... More
  • Kline, Foxx Joint Statement on the Administration’s Federal Student Aid Announcement
    Sep 14, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following joint statement regarding the administration’s change to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA: Stream... More
  • Witnesses: No “Simple Solution” to Campus Sexual Assault
    Sep 10, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), today held a hearing to discuss an issue of growing national concern: campus sexual assault. Members learned about efforts to address sexual assault, as well as how existing federal and state policies ... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TOMORROW: Subcommittee to Discuss Sexual Assault on College Campuses
    Sep 9, 2015  - On Thursday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will hold a hearing entitled, “Preventing and Responding to Sexual Assault on College Campuses.” The hearing will take place in room 2261 of the Rayburn House O... More
  • A Better Approach to Higher Education
    Aug 7, 2015  - College costs are on the rise, national student loan debt has eclipsed the $1 trillion mark, and enrollment rates for low-income students are in decline. The Obama administration has responded to those challenges with more regulations and more expensive programs, an approach that is not working for ... More
  • A Lack of Progress
    Aug 6, 2015  - Helping more Americans pursue higher education has long been a national priority. Individuals who complete advanced levels of education are more likely to succeed in the workforce and live more productive lives. Unfortunately, America’s higher education system has become too costly, too bureaucratic... More
  • Bipartisan Ideas to Strengthen Higher Education
    Jul 24, 2015  - As summer comes to a close and college-goers begin preparing for the fall semester, students and families face tough challenges fulfilling the dream of a higher education that will prepare them to succeed in the workforce: College costs continue to rise. Over the past decade, the average costs at fo... More
  • Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act
    Jul 23, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: Despite repeated attempts to enhance transparency in the higher education system, students and families still struggle to access important information that will assist in their search for the right college or university. The federal government provides financial assistance for millions... More
  • Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act
    Jul 23, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: For many students and families, federal financial aid makes a postsecondary education possible. The time when a family begins the process of applying for financial aid is critical to ensuring students access the full range of assistance available to them. Unfortunately, the current pro... More
  • Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act
    Jul 23, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: Across the country, tuition costs continue to go up and the job prospects many graduates face remain bleak. It has never been more critical for individuals to make responsible choices regarding how to pay for their postsecondary education. Unfortunately, many students are simply not eq... More