Letter of Support for Student Right to Know Before You Go Act (S.1195)

Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC) and a group of partner organizations wrote a letter of support for the Student Right to Know Before You Go Act (S. 1195) to Senator Marco Rubio (R – FL), Sen. Mark Warner (D – VA), and Sen. Ron Wyden (D – OR), who introduced the measure.

The legislation would amend the Higher Education Act (HEA) to require postsecondary institutions eligible for federal financial aid to submit student-level data to the U.S. Department of Education. Student data would be matched with tax data housed at the Social Security Administration to calculate median earnings for postsecondary programs at two years, six years, and 15 years after completion.

WDQC support the bill’s focus on providing useful and reliable information, including data on student debt, graduation rates, and employment outcomes after completion. This information will help prospective students and families make informed choices about postsecondary education.