July 22, 2022

Higher Ed Policy Roundup: Vol. 6 - Issue 16

Policy and Advocacy

This Week in Washington

This week, the House Higher Education and Workforce Investment subcommittee held a hearing on Tribal Colleges and Universities and the critical role they play in addressing the needs of underserved students. In her testimony, Beth Akers, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, spoke more broadly about the challenges facing students and the changes that need to be made to the federal student loan system. Among her proposals was the creation of a single income-driven repayment plan and that graduate loans be capped. 

News You Can Use

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Three important upcoming deadlines for potential student loan policy changes.

Student debt disproportionally hurts Black borrowers the most – both financially and mentally – according to a new study released by The Education Trust.

Recent Legislation

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