Higher Education Act Reauthorization

As Congress begins serious consideration of reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, legislation and related resources, including NASFAA comments and in-depth analysis, can be found on this page. This HEA Reauthorization page also offers HEA-related legislation from 2013-present and NASFAA’s HEA recommendations for Congress.

*NEW* Making Financial Aid Work for All - NASFAA Higher Education Act Reauthorization Priorities – August 2019

Current Congressional HEA Reauthorization Work (2017-Present)

House Reauthorization Bills PROSPER AHA Chart

  • House Republicans' Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity Through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act - NASFAA Coverage
  • House Democrats' Aim Higher Act - NASFAA Coverage

NASFAA breaks down & compares House Republicans' PROSPER Act and House Democrats' Aim Higher Act in this helpful chart.

Previous Congressional HEA Reauthorization Work (2013-2016)

HEA ChartSee NASFAA's comparison chart that illustrates the similarities and differences between the House and Senate bills. Also, see a compilation of all NASFAA Today's News coverage of the HEA Reauthorization.

Senate Reauthorization Bills

House Reauthorization Bills


NASFAA's HEA Reauthorization Recommendations

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

NASFAA policy task forces provide detailed analysis of certain reauthorization-related student aid issues

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