Higher Education Act Reauthorization

HEA Reauthorization IconThis Higher Education Act (HEA) Reauthorization page offers in-depth analyses from NASFAA staff on key proposals set forth by the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives and a compilation of all NASFAA Today's News coverage of the HEA Reauthorization.

Though a new session of Congress started in January 2015, proposals from the previous session are still relevant to the higher education debate, and many proposals have served as a foundation for new legislation. Below you will find HEA-related legislation from the 114th Congress (2015-2017) and the 113th Congress (2013-2015). 


Reauthorization Bills from the 114th Congress (2015-2017):

Senate Reauthorization Bills:

House Reauthorization Bills:


Reauthorization Bills from the 113th Congress (2013-2015):

HEA ChartSee NASFAA's comparison chart that illustrates the similarities and differences between the various proposals from the 113th Congress.

Senate Reauthorization Bills:     

House Reauthorization Bills:


NASFAA's HEA-Focused Efforts:

NASFAA and its members have also been hard at work analyzing the HEA and potential new policies. In 2013, NASFAA released the NASFAA Reauthorization Task Force Report, and in July 2016, NASFAA updated the report to include subsequent work from NASFAA policy task forces. 

Download 2016 Update

If you have suggestions for additional areas where legislative change is needed, please send your ideas to policy@nasfaa.org.

Furthermore, subsequent work of NASFAA policy task forces provide detailed analysis of certain reauthorization-related student aid issues

In addition, see the following background resources for more information:

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