Attorneys General support bill to stop universities marketing through federal aid


Thirteen attorneys general banded together to show their support for a bill in Congress that would stop universities and colleges from using federal aid funds for marketing, stating the bill is a large step in stopping misleading practices used by for-profit colleges according to the Chronicle for Higher Education.

Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)  reintroduced the Protecting Financial Aid for Students and Taxpayers Act to the Senate.

The attorneys general wrote a letter to lawmakers in key committees in Congress. They said the bill would “ensure that scarce federal education dollars will be used to serve and educate students rather than to finance advertising campaigns, recruitment operations and aggressive marketing.”

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