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Federal Higher Education Policy in the News

Inside Higher Education is reporting that Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is expected to "introduce legislation soon that would offer a path to piecemeal reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, after months of stalled talks over a bipartisan overhaul of the landmark law, which wasn't expected to move until at least next year." This would include short-term and second-chance Pell, simplified FAFSA, lifting the ban on student-level data, and providing funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). It is unclear how far this legislation would get in Congress, as Democrats appear to be "committed to a comprehensive update to the Higher Education Act."


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