***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Subcommittee to Discuss Efforts to Improve Support for Disadvantaged College Students
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 28, 2015
On Thursday, April 30 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will hold a hearing entitled, “Improving College Access and Completion for Low-Income and First-Generation Students.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
The federal government invests in numerous programs intended to improve college access and completion for low-income and first-generation students. A number of states and institutions also provide enhanced support services for these disadvantaged students. Some schools have implemented additional counseling programs to help students manage their coursework and degree costs. Others try to assess students’ needs and provide any necessary tutoring or curricula adjustments.
As the committee continues working to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, Thursday’s hearing will provide members an opportunity to explore institutional efforts to better serve low-income and first-generation students and discuss possible policy changes to strengthen federal programs geared toward helping these students obtain a postsecondary education.
To learn more about the hearing, visit /hearings.
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Dr. Laura Perna