Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Friday, November 18, 2022
Number of Articles: 1
First Article: November 10, 2005
Latest Article: November 10, 2005
By Michael Simmons '06
November 10, 2005
Unfortunately, the Higher Education Act reauthorization bill that was passed by
the House Education Committee at the end of July goes against these very
principles of college affordability and equal access.
This bill, HR 609, cuts almost $9 billion from the student loan programs. It
provides minimal increases for grant aid programs and drastically increases the
cost of borrowing for students and parents.
Unfortunately, the Higher Education Act bill passed by the House Education
Committee in Ju