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 AACC Recommendations on HEA Reauthorization to House Education Committee 


Community colleges are being recognized for their critical place in our nation’s education system, economy, and society. These colleges enroll well over 40 percent of all students in the nation’s higher education system and play an essential role in providing educational opportunity and workforce development.

No federal legislation is more important to community colleges and their students than the Higher Education Act (HEA). Community colleges would look very different, and some would not exist today, were it not for the national investments made through the HEA. The upcoming reauthorization process gives Congress the opportunity to make needed improvements to critical student financial assistance and institutional aid programs. The comments found below follow the Committee’s request for input in given areas.

Read the full recommendations here.

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