H.R.2637 - Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act

To prohibit the Secretary of Education from engaging in regulatory overreach with regard to institutional eligibility under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act as introduced.
  • Official: To prohibit the Secretary of Education from engaging in regulatory overreach with regard to institutional eligibility under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act as reported to house.

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Official Summary

Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act - (Sec. 2) Repeals certain Department of Education regulations that for purposes of determining whether a school is eligible to participate in programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA): (1) require institutions of higher

Official Summary

Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act -

(Sec. 2)

Repeals certain Department of Education regulations that for purposes of determining whether a school is eligible to participate in programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA):
(1) require institutions of higher education (IHEs) and postsecondary vocational institutions (except religious schools) to be legally authorized by the state in which they are situated,
(2) delineate what such legal authorization requires of states and schools,
(3) impose standards and disclosure requirements on programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation, and
(4) define \"credit hour.\" Restores regulations that were in effect on June 30, 2011, but were amended by the regulations that this Act repeals. Prohibits the Secretary of Education from promulgating or enforcing any regulation or rule not in effect on the date of this Act's enactment regarding:
(1) the state authorization for IHEs to operate within a state, or
(2) the definition or application of the term \"gainful employment.\" Ends that prohibition when a law is enacted that extends by at least two fiscal years the authorization or duration of one or more programs under the HEA. Prohibits the Secretary from promulgating or enforcing any regulation or rule that defines \"credit hour\" for any purpose under the HEA.

(Sec. 3)

Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the HEA to authorize nonprofit IHEs to make payments to third-party entities for services that include student recruitment and are based on the amount of tuition that the IHE generates from student enrollment if the third-party entity:
(1) is not affiliated with the IHE,
(2) does not provide incentive payments to its employees for their success in enrolling students or securing financial aid for them,
(3) is not paid by the IHE solely or separately for student recruitment services, and
(4) will not make student recruitment information available to any other person or entity.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.2637

  • American Council on Education
  • Association of American Universities
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • ...and 3 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.2637

  • The Institute for College Access & Success
  • National Education Association
  • Air Force Sergeants Association
  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Association of University Women
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • ...and 32 more. See all.




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