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A Strong Step for Students: House Higher Education Bill Promotes Innovation and Student Success

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Publication Date: February 2008

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Amy-Ellen Duke

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Education (Colleges and universities)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Last Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the College Opportunity and Affordability Act. This legislation, moves Congress one step closer to the long-awaited reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which governs federal student financial aid and other programs that promote access for low-income and underrepresented students. The bill now goes to a conference committee of House and Senate members. CLASP urges the committee to adopt the provisions passed by the House and to support two changes which the Senate is addressing in reauthorization.