Lawmakers propose financial aid changes as Higher Ed Act goes under the microscope

Career College Central Summary:

  • The proposed reauthorization of the Higher Education Act includes amendments to change the federal financial aid structure, making it easier to pay for college, but experts say they don’t do enough, The Shreveport Times reports.
  • Proposed reauthorization legislation by U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-IA, would increase state funding of public universities, support community colleges and foster more college-credit programs available to high school students.
  • Meanwhile, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed three reauthorization bills. One of them, the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act, requires more loan counseling of students by colleges and universities.

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