Government Relations and Policy Analysis

Effective public policy is vital to sustaining a high-quality, affordable and accessible American public higher education system. AASCU serves as a valued resource to its members and stakeholders throughout the nation by providing both federal and state policy research, analysis and advocacy for sound public policy that advances higher education across the United States.

This site contains AASCU’s Public Policy Agenda—an annual summary of the association’s top federal and state higher education policy priorities—as well as continuous updates, resources and publications on policy issues central to maintaining the world’s best quality and most accessible higher education system.


AASCU Federal Policy Actions

April 8, 2014
Student Aid Alliance letter opposing FY15 Budget Resolution (Read

April 4, 2014
Letter to Rep. Camp re: Higher Education Provisions in Tax Reform Act of 2014 Discussion Draft (Read)  

April 3, 2014
AASCU Federal Advisory re: Paul Ryan Budget (Read

March 28, 2014
Coalition letter to House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committee Leaders re: Extension of Expired Higher Education Tax Incentives (Read

March 18, 2014
AASCU Federal Advisory on the Budget (Read

March 16, 2014
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Hechinger Report story "Years after promises to fix it, key financial-aid form still thwarts students." (Read)

For more Federal Policy Actions, visit Federal Policy section

AASCU State Policy Actions

April 18, 2014
AASCU EdLines 18 April 2014 (Read

April 17, 2014
Opinion issued in American Tradition Institute v. Rectors and Visitors of the University of Virginia (Read

April 16, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Anti-Tax Attack" (Read)

For more State Policy Actions, visit State Policy section.