WACAC ACTION ALERT: Oppose Legislation That Would End Important Protections for Students and Taxpayers

Urge your legislator to vote no on the Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act today!

Recently Representatives Foxx (R-NC-5), Kline (R-MN-2) and Hastings (D-FL-20) introduced The Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act (H.R. 2637), which would repeal and prohibit specific regulations that protect students and taxpayer dollars from waste, fraud and abuse by unscrupulous colleges. Specifically, the legislation would:

  • Resurrect loopholes that allowed for-profit colleges to pay bonuses for increasing admission numbers at the expense of students.
  • Amend the incentive compensation regulation to allow third-party service providers to enter into tuition sharing agreements and allow colleges to use incentive pay to compensate individuals for enrolling higher numbers of students.
  • Repeal regulations designed to reign in abuses at schools that waste taxpayer dollars and leave students with unmanageable debt and worthless degrees.

H.R. 2637 would put students and taxpayers at greater risk of harm from high-pressure tactics and fraud by undoing regulations that protect against colleges putting financial interests above student well-being.

Contact your legislators today to urge them to vote no on this legislation! Click on the following link to do so: http://www.capwiz.com/nacac/issues/alert/?alertid=62831261&type=CO.

By Steven Mercer, GRAC Chair

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