June 24, 2022

Higher Ed Policy Roundup: Vol. 6 - Issue 12

Policy and Advocacy


This Week in Washington

On Wednesday, House Democrats released a funding bill for Fiscal Year 2023 that would increase education funding by 13 percent. The Labor-Education-HHS funding bill would provide the Education Department with $86.7 billion in discretionary funding, $10.3 billion more than the $76.4 billion that was provided in funding for the current year. The bill would also increase the maximum Pell Grant award by $500, taking it to $7,395 for the 2023-24 school year, and provide a $225 million grant to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and minority-serving institutions for research and infrastructure development.

News You Can Use

The new NASFAA survey finds that financial aid administrators are doing more to publicize the availability of professional judgment as a means to increase aid for students in need.

The Hope Center highlights innovative emergency aid programs offered by states.

A retired Bankruptcy Court judge argues that amending bankruptcy laws to allow borrowers to discharge student debt is a better policy than cancelling debt.

Recent Legislation

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