Legislative Update - Bill Introduced

By AHEAD posted 21 days ago

We are excited to announce that Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) has introduced legislation to help college students with disabilities succeed.
As voiced by AHEAD members, one of AHEAD’s top policy priorities is to provide flexibility for college students to take recommended course load levels without risking federal financial assistance. As you might recall, Rep. Joe Morelle (D-NY) introduced the Pell Grant Flexibility Act (HR 4931) last Congress, and again in this Congress, to provide that flexibility for college students with disabilities as it relates to Pell Grants.
AHEAD has been working with Senator Casey to do something similar. From that, the Senator introduced the Higher Education Grant Flexibility Act, which would make changes to the Federal Pell Grant, Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs to allow college students with disabilities to take the recommended course load and still qualify for the full amount they are eligible for under each program.
AHEAD will continue to work with our allies in Congress to advance these bills and other policy priorities.
Please feel free to share any policy issues you think AHEAD should be aware of, with as much background and detail as possible, by emailing To learn more about AHEAD's policy and advocacy work, attend the June 11 advocacy webinar during member appreciation week.