Higher Ed

Legislature approves Bailey’s Student Loan Transparency Act The Student Loan Transparency Act, sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey, has received full approval from the Legislature and will soon become law. Senate Bill 5022 would make student lending more transparent by requiring higher-education institutions to provide simple and concise information to students about the costs of borrowing. “The more... Read More...
Senate backs Bailey legislation to aid students’ financial literacy Sen. Barbara Bailey’s continued efforts to increase transparency for college students led to the passage of Senate Bill 5100 by the Senate today. Bailey’s legislation would direct colleges and universities to make financial-literacy seminars available to students, and ensure that each student has an opportunity to participate as early in... Read More...
Bailey’s Student Loan Transparency Act clears Senate The state Senate has adopted legislation sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor to make student lending more transparent. Senate Bill 5022, known as the Student Loan Transparency Act, received unanimous support Tuesday evening and now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration. “There are serious long-term effects of... Read More...
Governor signs Bailey veteran-education bill Today the governor signed Senate Bill 5355, Sen. Barbara Bailey’s bill to allow continued use of G.I. Bill benefits by veterans at state-run colleges and universities. For the second straight year Bailey has made sure state lawmakers supported veterans looking to use their military benefits to attend college. “This is... Read More...
College Affordability Program clears higher-education committee Senate Bill 5954, known as the Senate majority’s College Affordability Program, won approval today from the Senate Higher Education Committee. The proposal is sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey, who chairs the committee; it would reduce college tuition by as much as 30 percent at the state’s research institutions and cap... Read More...
Student-debt crisis shows need for more education, says Bailey As chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee Sen. Barbara Bailey has been working to make college more accessible and affordable. To address concerns about rising student debt, Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, has introduced Senate Bill 5349, aimed at having students participate in face-to-face seminars to increase their financial literacy. Bailey’s... Read More...
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