Affordability Comes to Fore as Congress Gears Up to Reauthorize Key Law

A U.S. Senate hearing, held on Thursday in preparation for Congress's next reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, was meant to focus on campus innovations that improve student learning and degree completion. But it did not take long for senators and a panel of five higher-education leaders to stray from the script.

The hearing, held by the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and