Comparison: Broadening Partnerships and Pathways Under the Higher Education Act

The Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER Act) (H.R. 4508) was introduced by House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) on December 1 to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.

The bill makes significant changes to the underlying law, including expanding partnerships and pathways to access and complete a postsecondary credential or degree. The chart below compares current law to how the PROSPER Act would provide for these expansions.

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