Federal Relations

2013 Higher Ed Agenda

Inside Higher Ed published a good article in today’s edition that details the higher education issues facing the next Congress. Budget issues will continue to be the most pressing issue confronting lawmakers when they convene the 113th Congress in January. Additionally, Congress will need to deal with looming student loan interest rate increases (July 2013), a shortfall in the Pell Grant Program beginning in 2014, and reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). This article sets the stage for our advocacy efforts in 2013.