Higher Education

Higher Education Act Accountability Concepts

Summary: On February 14, 2018, PAEA submitted a letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions expressing appreciation for the committee’s work toward reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

The letter also praises their dedication to updating the current requirements for institutions to participate in the federal student loan program by examining accountability measures. PAEA urged the committee to measure accountability at the program level as opposed to the institutional level and address the gainful employment rule as a means of performance assessment for institutions of higher learning, thereby mirroring a provision already included in the PROSPER Act.