In December 2017, Republican leadership of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce introduced H.R. 4508, the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity through Education Reform Act, legislation to revise and reauthorize the Higher Education Act of 1965. Last reauthorized in 2008, the Higher Education Act provides some $128 billion a year in federal loans and grants for low-income postsecondary students and institutions of higher education.

LEGISLATION

PROSPER Act
Higher Education Act of 1965 

OPPORTUNITY AMERICA JOBS AND CAREERS COALITION

OA JCC letter of support
What the PROSPER Act means for business and industry

RESOURCES

House Committee on Education and the Workforce summary, fact sheet and press release
American Association of Community Colleges summary
American Council on Education summary
Institute for Higher Education Policy memo
National Skills Coalition summary

MEDIA

Wall Street Journal House GOP to propose sweeping changes to higher education
Wall Street Journal Five things to know about House’s higher education bill
Inside Higher Ed GOP begins rewrite of federal aid law
Inside Higher Ed GOP seeks to shift accountability for colleges
Anthony P. Carnevale House Republicans got this right