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

September 17, 2014
AASCU Letter to Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) endorsing the Fast Track to College Act (Read

September 15, 2014
Coalition comments to the Federal Communications Commission (Read

September 12, 2014
AASCU Federal Update on the Postsecondary Institutions Ratings System (PIRS) (Read

September 12, 2014
AASCU testimony on the Obama Administration's Postsecondary Institutions Ratings System (PIRS) (Read)

September 8, 2014
AASCU Letter to the U.S. Department of Education on the Parent PLUS Loan Program (Read

September 5, 2014
Coalition letter to Sen. Harkin (D-IA) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) on sexual assault prevention legislation (Read) 

For more Federal Policy Actions, visit Federal Policy section


AASCU State Policy Actions

September 26, 2014
AASCU EdLines 26 September 2014 (Read

September 16, 2014
AASCU's Policy Matters paper featured in Deseret News article "Scholarships lotteries, popular with everyone, shift money from the poor to the rich." (Read

September 13, 2014
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in Kansas City Star article "As public financing shrinks, private gifts to universities set records." (Read

September 12, 2014
AASCU EdLines 12 September 2014 (Read)

September 12, 2014
AASCU's Policy Matters paper cited in Albuquerque Journal editorial "Turns out funding college is as chancy as a lottery." (Read)

September 10, 2014
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in CNBC article "How much will college cost in 25 years?" (Read

September 7, 2014
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in Lawrence Journal-World article "Regents wanting to know if higher education students advancing in math, communications, critical thinking." (Read

September 5, 2014
AASCU Policy Matters paper featured in Bloomberg Businessweek article "How Poor Families Fund College for Wealthy Students." (Read

September 5, 2014
AASCU Policy Matters paper featured in Education Week article "Shortcomings of State Lottery-Funded Scholarships Outlined in New Paper." (Read)  

For more State Policy Actions, visit State Policy section.

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