Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) says she's co-sponsoring a bill that would prohibit colleges from using federal grants for their advertising budgets.
Sen. Hagan and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) presented the proposal Tuesday. They say higher education institutes need more financial oversight to ensure responsible spending. Sen. Hagan said the measure will prevent for-profit colleges in particular from recruiting people who might end up deep in debt.
"Use your taxpayer dollars on education, improving education outcomes for students," Hagan said.