PROSPER Act: House Republicans HEA Bill

Status

Passed out of House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Dec. 13, 2017; Awaiting Consideration by House of Representatives.

NASFAA on the Record

NASFAA Sends Letter to House Education Committee Ahead of PROSPER Act Markup
December 8, 2017 - In a letter sent to members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, NASFAA said that while it supports several provisions in the reauthorization bill, some "serious concerns and questions" remain regarding others.

NASFAA Statement on House Higher Education Act Reauthorization Bill
Decemer 1, 2017 - Republican members of the House of Representatives Committee on Education and Workforce released a 542-page bill that seeks to improve postsecondary education during the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.

NASFAA Resources

NASFAA Issue Brief: The PROSPER Act
January 17, 2018 - To assist in advocacy surrounding HEA reauthorization, NASFAA has assembled several resources, including this new one-pager outlining positive and negative provisions in the bill, which highlights feedback from NASFAA’s letter to the committee sent in December.

Off the Cuff Special Episode: Breaking Down Questions on the PROSPER Act
January 12, 2018 - In a special episode of "Off The Cuff," Justin, Megan, Stephen, and Karen answer member questions on the House Republicans' Higher Education Act reauthorization bill, the PROSPER Act. Following up on a mid-December webinar focused on the basics of the new bill, members of the policy team dig into more specific questions on some of the bill's provisions.

Policy Update On Demand Webinar
December 12, 2017 - NASFAA Policy Update webinars provide an opportunity for the NASFAA membership to ask policy and regulatory questions. NASFAA staff were on hand to answer questions and offer explanations.

NASFAA Analysis 

PROSPER Act: House HEA Reauthorization Bill’s Changes to Remainder of General Provisions
December 21, 2017 - This article is the fifth in a series that delves into Title IV-related issues contained in the PROSPER Act.

PROSPER Act: House HEA Reauthorization Bill's Impact on Consumer Information and Student Eligibility
December 20, 2017 - This article is the fourth in a series that delves into Title IV-related issues contained in the PROSPER Act.

PROSPER Act: House HEA Reauthorization Bill’s Impact on Pell Grants and Federal Work-Study
December 14, 2017 - This article is the third in a series that delves into Title IV-related issues contained in the PROSPER Act.

PROSPER Act: House HEA Reauthorization Bill’s Impact on Loan Programs
December 13, 2017 - This article is the second in a series that delves into Title IV-related issues contained in the PROSPER Act.

PROSPER Act: House HEA Bill Addresses Need Analysis, State Authorization, Accreditation Standards, and Program Review Timeframe
December 8, 2017 - This article is the first in a series  that delves into Title IV-related issues contained in the PROSPER Act.

NASFAA Issues Summary of House Republicans’ HEA Reauthorization Bill
December 4, 2017 - Republican members of the House education committee on Friday introduced a 542-page bill that would significantly reshape how students apply for and receive federal financial aid.

NASFAA Articles

PROSPER Act Results in Net Loss in Student Aid, CBO Analysis Shows
February 9, 2018 - The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a cost estimate on Tuesday, February 7 for the PROSPER Act. In total, the bill, if enacted as written, would result in a net loss in student aid of approximately $15 billion over 10 years.

NASFAA Encourages Members to Provide Feedback to Lawmakers on PROSPER Act
January 23, 2018 - With potential action on the HEA pending in both chambers for the first time in almost a decade, NASFAA encourages members to highlight positive and negative provisions in the PROSPER Act for lawmakers in the House and Senate.

Amended Reauthorization Bill Clears House Education Committee
December 13, 2017 - Just seconds before the clock struck midnight on Tuesday, December 12, the House education committee voted along party lines to move a bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA) to the floor for a full vote.

House HEA Reauthorization Bill: Reactions From the Higher Ed Community
December 4, 2017 - While higher education professionals are still sifting through the House Republicans’ lengthy bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA) released Friday, initial reactions focused heavily on condemning proposals to cut various grant and loan programs and eliminate the gainful employment regulations.

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Publication Date: 2/9/2018


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