Student Right to Know Before You Go Act

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Higher education can be a ticket to success. It can also be an extremely expensive investment that many students and families must scrimp, save and borrow in order to afford. However, when it comes to fully understanding the return on that investment, there is a lack of reliable information available to prospective students and families.

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, Marco Rubio and Mark Warner have sponsored bipartisan legislation to give students and families the information they need to make informed decisions about their higher education.

The Student Right to Know Before You Go Act of 2013 would streamline existing institutional reporting requirements to enable students, families, institutions, and policymakers to assess schools and programs based on a wide range of key data including graduation rates for non-traditional students, transfer rates, frequency with which graduates go on to pursue higher levels of education, student debt and post-graduation earnings and employment outcomes.

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WATCH! Students, parents, & counselors from TC Williams High School & Upward Bound talk transparency in higher education with Senators Wyden, Rubio & Warner & Representatives Hunter & Andrews