Testimony to the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance Summer Hearing on Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) On Consumer Information and Data Transparency

In Congress, the bipartisan “Student Right to Know Before You Go Act” would amend the Higher Education Act (HEA) to create a student level data collection that would provide for employment and earnings data to be collected and reported, in addition to other information. This testimony to the Advisory Committee by Anna Cielinski, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success at CLASP, focuses specifically on post-college labor market outcome data, primarily employment and earnings, and the increasing use of such data by states and potentially the federal government not only for consumer information and transparency, but also for high-stakes accountability, such as for Title IV eligibility.