Earlier this month, a bunch of Democrats on the Committee on Education and the Workforce Democrats quietly unveiled the Aim Higher Act.
This is not just another meaningless piece of legislation concocted by greedy politicians. It is actually the opposite.
The Aim Higher Act is a comprehensive reauthorization of the Higher Education Act that reflects Democrats’ vision for an accessible, affordable higher education system.
The bill provides every student an opportunity to earn a debt-free degree that leads to a rewarding career.
“The Aim Higher Act is a serious and comprehensive proposal to give every student the opportunity to earn a debt-free degree or credential.” – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), Committee on Education and the Workforce.
“It provides immediate and long-term relief to students and parents struggling with the cost of college, it puts a greater focus on helping students graduate on time with a quality degree that leads to a rewarding career, and it cracks down on predatory for-profit colleges that peddle expensive, low-quality degrees at the expense of students and taxpayers,” Congressman Bobby Scott said.
Here are the five ways The Aim Higher Act can help you out, so it is important to find out who your local representatives are and vote during the upcoming mid-term elections.
Makes College More Affordable Today
By investing in federal student aid – and helps states make public college tuition more affordable in the future – by incentivizing states to reinvest in higher education.
Keep’s The Scammers Away
Cracks down on predatory for-profit institutions that target students and veterans with expensive, low-quality programs.
Protects and expands the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, which is eliminated in the GOP PROSPER Act, and makes student loans simpler and easier to repay.
Tools You Can Use
Provides students the tools they need to graduate on time with a quality degree.
Teachers Get Love Too
Invests in teachers and strengthens training for teachers and school leaders to improve the quality of our schools.