Student aid reform proposals may limit college access, congressional panel says
- The Congressional Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance released a report Sunday night asking that five student aid reform ideas be given "special scrutiny" because they could harm college access.
- Though the report doesn't mention the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery project, it does challenge proposals made by several of the project's grantees, including plans that would tie student aid to completion rates and turning Pell Grants into state block grants.
- The report says that such proposals don't take into account the impact of rising college expenses and loan burden on low-income students.
From the article:
... "These proposals disregard rising college expenses facing low-income students and the skyrocketing loan burden," according to the report, which highlights data on low-income black and Hispanic students. "Policy makers should consider their likely negative impact on college enrollment and completion," it says. ...
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