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Feb 25, 2021

Hosts Jon Fansmith, Sarah Spreitzer, and Mushtaq Gunja talk with House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) about the recent past, present, and future of higher education legislation under his committee’s purview, including COVID-19 relief funding, doubling the maximum Pell Grant and “second chance” Pell for incarcerated individuals, student loan debt forgiveness, and more.

Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

Congress Lifts Long-Standing Ban on Pell Grants to People in Prison
PBS Newshour | December 29, 2020

Prisoners to Get 'Second Chance Pell'
Inside Higher Ed | June 24, 2016
Aim Higher Act

Congress Close on Simplifying FAFSA
Inside Higher Ed | December 7, 2020

FAFSA Simplification Act Summary of Provisions – APLU

It’s Time To Double The Pell Grant
Forbes | September 24, 2020

Doubling the Pell Grant to Promote Access to Opportunity, Higher Ed
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education | December 15, 2020

Experts Weigh in on Biden’s Support of $10,000 in Student Debt Forgiveness
CNBC | January 22, 2021

Renewing the Higher Education Act

Will Colleges Tap Large Endowments During Pandemic?
Inside Higher Ed | May 22, 2021

Bipartisan Pair of Senators Reintroduces Immigration Reform Bill Protecting ‘Dreamers’
CNBC | February 4, 2021

Remember the Dreamers

Top Higher Education Post
Inside Higher Ed | February 22, 2021