SGA Sends Letter Demanding Action on the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)

Towson, MD., November 5, 2013 – The Student Government Association, as the chief advocate on behalf of the students of Towson University, mailed a letter to key members of congress today regarding the reauthorization of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA).

As students of Maryland’s second largest public postsecondary education institution, it is vital that congress take up consideration of the reauthorization of the HEOA with our interests in mind. Education is the pathway to prosperity and serves as a fundamental part of socio-economic growth for both our state and our country. Students work to better themselves and their communities every day. They deserve support from the federal government to continue to reach their goals and keep America moving forward.

Our letter calls for affordability to be the main focus when addressing this reauthorization. Our policy preferences on student loans, Pell grants, and federal funding for the Department of Education are all expressed in detail within the letter.

Decisions that are made during this reauthorization will affect current and future students alike. For this reason we are calling on congress to pass a comprehensive bipartisan agreement with regard to this reauthorization. Piecemeal efforts cannot serve to resolve the problems that will arise from the evolution of higher education. Action must be taken promptly to address the pressing issues of higher education across the nation.

Questions, comments, and concerns can be address via email to Zachary McGee, SGA Director of Legislative Affairs at zmcgee1@students.towson.edu.

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