Sinema seeks to modernize the college reporting process so Arizona students and families have the information needed to make informed decisions
WASHINGTON – Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema cosponsored bipartisan legislation to increase transparency and improve the data colleges provide prospective students so Arizona students have clear information before making decisions about higher education.
“Arizona students deserve complete, accurate information from colleges so they can make informed decisions about investing in their education,” said Sinema.
Currently, the college reporting system is burdensome on institutions and doesn’t provide Arizona students and their families with practical information. The bipartisan College Transparency Act updates the current system and provides complete information on student outcomes, such as completion and employment across colleges and majors, while streamlining reporting burdens on higher education institutions by prioritizing information most helpful to students and families.
The College Transparency Act is supported by the American Association of Community Colleges, the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.
Sinema is working to increase the accessibility and affordability of education for Arizona students. She recently introduced the bipartisan Student Loan Tax Elimination Act that eliminates federal student loan origination fees, lessening the burden on students borrowing for college. She also helped secure a $2.5 million grant to Arizona State University to reduce textbook costs for students and their families.