September 10, 2021

Higher Ed Policy Roundup: Vol. 5 - Issue 32

Policy and Advocacy


This Week in Washington

On Wednesday, House Democrats released a $761 billon education proposal outlining education spending that will make up part of a larger budget reconciliation package many Democrats hope to pass this fall. Among other things, the proposal would increase the maximum Pell Grant award by $500, expand the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program by counting active duty military deferment periods towards forgiveness, and provide $1.5 billion in aid to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other minority-serving institutions. You can watch a mark-up of the proposal here.

News You Can Use

The National Law Review assesses the impact of student loan debt on lawyers.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that income share agreement (ISA) provider misled borrowers and evaded consumer law by failing to disclose proper information.

Teachers with student loan debt face payment moratorium end with dread.

Recent Legislation

There were no relevant student-aid related bills recently introduced for consideration by the 117th Congress (2021-2022).