November 12, 2007

House Bill Would Create College Accreditation Ombuds

The House Education and Labor Committee released a long-awaited bill to address the soaring price of college and remove other obstacles that make it harder for qualified students to go to college. The 747-page College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007 (HR 4137) offers a wide range of proposals covering student loan ethics, financial aid simplification, accreditation, help for students with disabilities, and more. The bill would also create a new federal ombudsman to intervene in disputes related to accreditation. (Inside Higher Ed;
Chronicle of Higher Ed;
HR 4137 History; Bill Text.)

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