News Release from AASCU


Contact: Jennifer Walpole 202-478-4665

AASCU Statement on Senate Passage of Tax Legislation

We are profoundly disappointed with the Senate’s approval of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017,” which, like its House counterpart, contains key provisions that undermine public colleges and universities. As we have previously stated, the bill’s provisions on the deductibility of state and local taxes and its adverse treatment of charitable giving will reduce access to affordable, high quality public higher education in America.


AASCU is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of 400 public colleges, universities, and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development. These are institutions Delivering America’s Promise of Opportunities for All.