Federal Policy

Additional letters regarding COVID-19 and its impact on higher education can be found on AASCU’s Coronavirus Resources Page.

September 9, 2021
Community Letter to House Education and Labor Committee Leaders on Proposed Reconciliation Bill 

September 7, 2021
Community Letter on Possible House Senate Conference for the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

September 3, 2021
Community Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on the Repeal of Taxability of Pell Grants

August 23, 2021
Community Letter to Department of Education on Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds Proposed Reporting Requirements

August 9, 2021
Community Letter to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services on I9 Flexibility Guidances

August 2, 2021
Letter Supporting College Completion Funds

August 2, 2021
Joint Statement Regarding Dangerous Restrictions by States on COVID-19 Public Health Measures

July 20, 2021
Community Letter to Departments of State and Homeland Security Regarding the National Interest Exemption (NIE) to the COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

 July 16, 2021
Community Letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Regarding the Resumption of Student Loan

July 14, 2021
Community Letter to House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Regarding Implementation Concerns with Several Provisions of the Isakson Roe Act

July 14, 2021
Community Letter in Support of House of Representatives Appropriations Committee’s Labor-HHS-Education Bill

July 1, 2021
Community Submission on Comments to the Department of Education’s Request for Title IV Negotiated Rulemaking Topics

June 2021
Joint AASCU, APLU, SHEEO Infrastructure Proposal for Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities

June 14, 2021
Higher Education Tax Proposals to Support Students and Institutions in the American Jobs and American Families Plans Legislation

June 10, 2021
Community Letter to U.S. State Department Requesting Removal of Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE Directive on International Students from July 16, 2020

June 4, 2021
AASCU Joins Community Letter on the Improving Mental Health Access for Students Act

June 2, 2021
COVID College Vaccination Challenge - One Pager

June 2, 2021
COVID-19 College Vaccination Challenge - Digital Toolkit

June 1, 2021
CUPA-HR Higher Education Comments for Determining Prevailing Wage Levels

May 24, 2021
Community Letter Against Senator Rubio’s Proposed Amendment

May 19, 2021
Community Letter to Senate Leaders on Free Speech Amendment

May 11, 2021
AASCU Statement on Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III Emergency Aid and Guidance

April 27, 2021
AASCU Joins Community Letter in Support of Title VI and the Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act

April 14, 2021
Community Letter in Support of James Kvaal’s Nomination

April 13, 2021
AASCU Joins Statement on Voting Rights by Higher Education Organizations

March 18, 2021
Community Letter to the Departments of State and Homeland Security on Ways to Assist International Students Return to Campus

December 2, 2020
Community’s Letter to Congress on the Financial Impact of the Pandemic on Institutions of Higher Education—December 2020

December 2, 2020
Community Response to the Request for Information Regarding the Sept. 22 Executive Order 13950 on “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping”

November 20, 2020
Community letter to President-elect Joe Biden that identifies executive branch actions we would like to see addressed by the incoming administration

  Community letter to Secretary DeVos urging an extension of the current suspension of payment and 0% interest for federal student loan borrowers, as well as the suspension of collections on defaulted loans

July 29, 2020
Community Letter to Congress in Support of the “SAFE TO WORK Act,” to Provide Temporary and Targeted Liability Protections Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 29, 2020
Community Letter to Senate Requesting Extension of the Student Loan Debt Relief Provisions

July 22, 2020
Community Letter to U.S. Department of State to Request Briefing on Status on the Removal of 2020 Presidential Proclamation 10043 Concerning Chinese Students and Researchers

July 22, 2020
Community Letter to DHS Seeking Clarity Regarding the Status of Incoming International Students

July 20, 2020
AASCU Joins Public IHE Associations in Letter to Congress on Public Benefits in the Fifth Supplemental Bill

July 10, 2020
Community Letter to the Department of Homeland Security on ICE Guidance from July 6, 2020 on International Students

July 2, 2020
Community Letter to Senate HELP Committee on Reopening Costs for Institutions – Fall 2020

June 1, 2020
Community letter regarding CARES Act Emergency Unemployment Relief Funding

May 29, 2020
Community Letter to the Senate on 5th Supplemental Request for IHEs and students

May 22, 2020
Letter to Federal Reserve and Treasury on nonprofit facility for Main Street Lending Program

May 6, 2020
Community endorsement of the American Opportunity Student Tax Relief Act of 2020

April 30, 2020
ED Announces CARES Act Funding for MSIs and IHEs With Greatest Unmet Need

April 23, 2020
Community request to Congress to change the mid-sized loan programs in the CARES Act
Community request to Congress to changes the SBA programs created under the CARES Act, specifically, the PPA

April 16, 2020
Community Comments to the Federal Reserve for Guidance on the Main Street Lending Program

April 14, 2020
Community letter in support of the Senate Student-Veteran Coronavirus Response Act

April 9, 2020
Higher Education Community Tax Proposals to Congress in Support of Students and Institutions—Phase 4 COVID-19 Legislation

April 8, 2020
Request for Guidance from State Department: COVID-19 and International Students

April 1, 2020
Preliminary Analysis of Funding Estimates Under CARES Act 2020
Description of Formula Used for Funding Analysis Estimates

March 27, 2020
Statement from AASCU President Mildred García, Ed.D., on passage of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

March 24, 2020
Higher ed community letter to Secretary DeVos on the proposed rulemaking on Title IX

March 24, 2020
Higher ed community letter to Secretary Devos requesting regulatory relief during pandemic

January 16, 2020
Coalition letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren D-MA in support of the AIM-HIGH Act 

December 23, 2019
Coalition letter to UCCIS re: Immigration and Naturalization Benefit Request Fees 

December 17, 2019
Coalition letter to the U.S. Department of Education re: Foreign Gifts and Contracts Disclosure 

December 9, 2019
Coalition letter to House Ways and Means and Senate Finance leadership re: Kiddie Tax Scholarship Fix, Extension of Tuition Deduction and Repeal of Parking Tax and Endowment Tax

December 5, 2019
AASCU letter to Senate HELP Leadership re: Amendments to FUTURE Act 

November 13, 2019
AASCU mentioned in Arkansas Democrat-Gazette story "DACA should cease, legal or not, court hold; UA has 34 students in program 

November 5, 2019
Coalition letter to U.S. Department of Education Re: Foreign Gift and Contracts Disclosure Read 

October 28, 2019
Coalition letter to House Education and Labor Committee Chair Bobby Scott D-VA and Ranking Member Virginia Foxx R-NC on the College Affordability Act 

October 7, 2019
Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court re: DACA 

September 16, 2019
Coalition letter to House and Senate leaders re: DACA Policy 

September 9, 2019
AASCU's Luis Maldonado quoted in Education Dive article "Ed Dept pitches foreign gifts reporting tool, but uncertainty remains." 

August 21, 2019
Coalition letter to NASA regarding Reporting Requirements Regarding Findings of Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault

August 1, 2019
Coalition letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren D-MA & Rep. Al Lawson D-FL re: College Student Hunger Act of 2019 

July 25, 2019
Coalition letter to Sec. DeVos Re: State Authorization and California Students  

July 12, 2019
AASCU letter to the U.S. Department of Education on accreditation NPRM  

July 12, 2019
Coalition letter to the U.S. Department of Education regarding Section 117 of the Higher Education Act  

June 27, 2019
Coalition letter to Senate leaders re: Permanent Protection for Dreamers  

June 21, 2019
Coalition letter to Senate leadership urging swift passage of the Kiddie Tax Scholarship Fixd

June 21, 2019
Coalition letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos pertaining to Section 117 of the Higher Education Act  

June 19, 2019
Coalition letter on Extension of Tuition Deduction and Repeal of Parking Tax

June 7, 2019
Amicus brief in the Case of Sweda vs University of Pennsylvania  

May 30, 2019
AASCU/APLU Letter to Principal Deputy Under Secretary Diane Jones on the Borrower Defense to Repayment Regulations  

May 25, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in CNBC article "These Americans fled the country to escape their giant student debt."  

May 21, 2019
Coalition comments on DOL's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Employee Overtime  

May 21, 2019
Coalition letter in support of HR2820, the Dream Act of 2019 and HR 2821, the American Promise Act of 2019

May 20, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Marketwatch article "Inside the nationwide effort to encourage students to take college credit--while still in high school."  

May 20, 2019
Coalition letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Neal on the Kiddle Tax Scholarship Fix in SECURE Act Read 

May 9, 2019
Coalition letter to House Appropriations Committee Chair and Ranking Member in support of the FY2020 Labor-HHS-Education Budget  

May 5, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in MassLive article "Springfield College joins other Massachusetts schools in making SAT scores optional." 

April 27, 2019
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Missoulian article "Montana educators tout program success, track federal proposed cuts." 

April 25, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Yale Daily News article "Up Close: Before and after 'Varsity Blue.'"

April 22, 2019
AASCU quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education story "Warren's Free-College Plan Would Cancel Student Debt for Millions."

April 9, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in CNBC article "Student Loan Borrowers with Cancer Are Supposed to Be Able to Pause Payments. They're Hitting a Wall." 

April 3, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Few Lessons Learned on For-Profit Closures."

April 2, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Times Higher Education UK article "US Slows Refunds to Students Defrauded by For-Profits to Trickle."  

March 26, 2019
Coalition letter to Senate HELP Committee leaders on simplifying the FAFSA Form and Eliminating the Aid Elimination Penalty

March 21, 2019
AASCU quoted in Reuters story "Trump signs executive 'free speech' order for U.S. colleges." 

March 20, 2019
Coalition letter to House leaders in support of the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 

March 13, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Popular Mechanics article "The State of American Trade Schools." 

March 4, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Sinclair Broadcasting article "Trump promises order on campus free speech 'very soon,' offers few details

March 4, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in CNBC article "Attending college is a more uncertain experience today. Here's how to avoid regret.

February 14, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Democratic Contenders' Record on Higher Ed." 

February 13, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in CNBC article "A GOP proposal could snatch your student loan payment right from your paycheck." 

February 7, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Education Dive article "As borrower defense gets another rewrite, for-profits wrestle with uncertainty." 

February 4, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Times Higher Education article "US officials retreat from 'provocative' higher education reforms."

January 31, 2019
AASCU Webinar on the Federal Negotiated Rulemaking Process

January 30, 2019
Coalition Letter to Secretary DeVos on proposed Title IX regulations  

January 17, 2019
Coalition Letter to Delegated Undersecretary Jones Pertaining to Section 117 of the Higher Education Act  

January 16, 2019
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The College Post article "Dwindling International Enrollment Pushes American Universities Towards Uncertain Futures." 

January 2, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in VICE article "What a Student Loan 'Bubble' Bursting Might Look Like." 

January 2, 2019
Coalition letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security regarding H1-B Visas

December 10, 2018
Coalition letter to Department of Homeland Security regarding Public Charge rule 

December 3, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "To Pursue Federal Aid or Not." Read 

November 29, 2018
Coalition letter to HHS Secretary Azar on the definition of sex Read 

November 27, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Education Week article "Betsy DeVos Say There's a Higher Education 'Crisis,' But Experts Dispute Explanations." Read 

November 14, 2018
Coalition letter to House Committee on Veterans' Affairs chair and ranking members regarding implementation of the Veterans Educational Assistance Act Read

November 7, 2018
AASCU releases "The 2018 Midterm Results & Four Key Takeaways." Read

November 7, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "What a Divided Congress Means for Higher Education." Read 

October 27, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in CNBC article "These Americans fled the country to escape their giant student debt." Read

October 23, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed story "For-Profits Stay on Campaign Sidelines." Read 

October 19, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Harvard Crimson story "Bill That Could Endanger Harvard's Sanctions Won't Pass, Experts Say---Particularly After Blue Wave Read  

October 15, 2018
AASCU's Michael Zola quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Oversight Agenda of A Democratic House." Read 

October 1, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Associated Press story "For Critics of DeVos, Sale on DeVry Chain Raises Red Flags." Read 

September 21, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Bloomberg Government story "Harvard Admissions Suite Fuels Effort to Rein in Alumni Legacies." Read

September 17, 2018
Coalition letter to the Department of Homeland Security on student visa fees Read 

September 14, 2018
AASCU letter to the U.S. Department of Education regarding Negotiated Rulemaking and Draft Regulations Read 

September 13, 2018
Coalition letter regarding the Gainful Employment regulations Read 

August 30, 2018
Coalition letter to the U.S. Department of Education regarding the proposed final rule on borrower defense to repayment Read 

August 29, 2018
Coalition reply comments before the Federal Communications Commission in the Matter of Restoring Internet Freedom Read 

August 27, 2018
Coalition Amicus Brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Regarding Net Neutrality Read 

August 27, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in CNBC article "Timing of student loan watchdog's resignation 'couldn't be worse,' advocates say." Read 

August 1, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Texas Public Radio story "Department of Education Plans to Change Rules For Regulating Colleges." Read 

July 31, 2018
Letter to the Veterans Affairs Administration regarding the implementation of the Forever GI Bill Read  

July 31, 2018
Coalition Amicus Brief filed in the Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. vs President and Fellows of Harvard College  Read 

July 25, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in CNBC article "Trump administration could make it harder to get student loan forgiveness." Read 

July 24, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Bloomberg Government story "Democrats' Message on Higher Education: We're Not the GOP." Read 

July 24, 2018
AASCU letter to the National Institute of General Medical Science regarding the MARC program Read

July 21, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in CNBC article "His two year degree cost him $90,000. Now he's in a battle with the Education Department." Read 

July 13, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer story "Did rankings craze hurt Temple's business school." Read 

July 3, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "State Authorization Delay Delayed?" Read 

June 25, 2018
Coalition letter on Pell Grant funding in the FY 2019 spending bill Read 

June 21, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Washington Post article "Merging the Labor and Education departments won't accomplish much, say experts." Read 

June 20, 2018
Coalition letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan R-WI expressing appreciation for efforts being made in the House to provide a legislative solution for DACA in the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 Read 

June 15, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Where Grad Students Struggle with Loan Repayments." Read 

June 15, 2018
Coalition letter to the Department of Treasury pertaining to fringe benefits under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Read 

June 15, 2018
AASCU releases Policy Primer Federal Risk-sharing Proposals for Student Financial Aid Read 

June 11, 2018
Coalition letter to the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, Concerning the Unlawful Presence for F,J, and M Nonimmigrants Read 

May 24, 2018
Coalition letter to Rep. Jeff Denham R-CA and other representatives in support of the "Queen of the Hill" Immigration Bill Resolution Read 

May 14, 2018
Coalition Comments to the State Department on Social Media Proposal for Nonimmigrant Visas Read

May 10, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Wall Street Journal article "Trump Administration Considers Rolling Back College Regulations." Read 

May 10, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "DeVos to Review Restrictions on Religious Institutions." Read 

May 4, 2018
Coalition letter to the National Science Foundation on reporting requirements regarding findings of sexual harassment, other forms of harassment of sexual assault Read 

May 4, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Private Lenders Eye Graduate Loan Market." Read 

April 27, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Atlantic article "The Best Ways to Fix College Admissions Are Probably Illegal." Read 

April 24, 2018
Coalition letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray pertaining to the NSHEAB Read 

April 18, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "A Federal Experiment Flounders." Read 

April 13, 2018
Coalition letter the Department of Homeland Security DHS commending the decision of DHS to initiate the renewal process for current DACA registrants Read 

April 10, 2018
Coalition letter to House leadership on the TRIO programs in the PROSPER Act Read

March 30, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted The Philadelphia Inquirer in Penn, Princton, other Ivies were hard to get into. Did higher scores on the new SAT convince more students to apply? Read  

March 30, 2018
Amicus Brief in the case of Donald Trump vs. State of Hawaii Read 

March 22, 2018
Coalition letter to House and Senate leaders in support of the Fiscal Year 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act Read 

March 15, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Repaying More Aid When Students Drop Out." Read

March 13, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "European Rules and Big Fines for American Colleges." Read

February 23, 2018
Coalition letter to Senate HELP Committee chair and ranking member on the Higher Education Act reauthorization Read 

February 22, 2018
AASCU Webinar on the European Union General Data Protection Regulation GDPR PowerpointWebinar Presentation 

February 15, 2018
Coalition letter to House leaders on the PROSPER Act Read 

February 15, 2018
Coalition letter to House and Senate leadership on DACA Read 

February 14, 2018
Coalition letter to House and Senate Appropriations Chairs on the Labor-HHS-Education and Relations Appropriations Bills for FY18 Read 

February 5, 2018
Coalition letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders on student financial aid Read 

February 6, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education article "Why an Update of Higher Ed's Sweeping Framework Could Be Years Away." Read 

February 5, 2018
Coalition letter to Congressional leaders on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA Read 

February 1, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The New York Times article "Republicans Stuff Education Bill With Conservative Agenda." Read 

January 25, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in CNBC article "GOP actions may make graduate school too costly for many." Read 

December 28, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Washington Post article "Here's how Washington could shape higher education in 2018." Read 

December 13, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Mother Jones article "Republicans Are Trying to Roll Back Rules That Stopped For-Profit College From Exploiting Students." Read 

December 12, 2017
AASCU's Michael Zola and Thomas Harnisch quoted in Education Dive story "DACA, sexual assault remain top policy concerns for higher ed leaders." Read 

December 11, 2017
Coalition letter to House Education and Workforce Committee leaders on the PROSPER Act Read

December 8, 2017
Coalition letter to House-Senate conference committee leaders on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Read 

December 7, 2017
Coalition letter to the FCC on Restoring Internet Freedom Read

December 6, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Tampa Bay Business Journal article "Washington's tax plans could pose future problems for USF." Read

December 4, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Daily Tar Heel article "PROSPER Act could make first changes to Higher Education Act since 2008." Read

November 30, 2017
Coalition letter to House and Senate appropriations leaders calling for removal of the non-defense discretionary budget caps Read  

November 30, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Business Journals story "Washington's tax plans could pose big problems for U.S. universities. Here's who has the most at stake." Read  

November 30, 2017
Coalition letter to Senate leaders in support of the Lankford Amendment on charitable giving in the Senate tax reform legislation Read 

November 28, 2017
Coalition letter on the tax legislation Read  

November 28, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education article "Is It Finally Time to Simplify the FAFSA? Signs Point to Yes." Read 

November 17, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Vice Impact story "Bernie Sanders on Why the Times is Now to Make College Tuition Free." Read 

November 16, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Why Not Attack Tax Reform?" Read 

November 15, 2017

AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The News and Observer article "How the House tax bill could force graduate students out of NC universities." Read

November 14, 2017
Coalition letter to Senate Finance Chair and Ranking Member regarding HR1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act  Read 

November 7, 2017
Coalition letter on the House tax bill Read 

November 6, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "E.U. Data-Protection Law Looms." Read 

November 2, 2017
AASCU Statement on House GOP Tax Reform Proposal Read 

November 2, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Money article "College Students Set to Lose Several Big Tax Breaks Under GOP Tax Plan." Read 

October 25, 2017
Coalition letter on the non-defense discretionary budget caps Read

October 23, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Parade article "Five Universities Helping Hurricane-Affected Students." Read 

October 19, 2017
Campus sign-on letter to House and Senate leaders on the DACA program Read 

October 12, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Education Week article "Yet Another Group Sets Out to Accredit Teacher-Prep Programs." Read 

October 4, 2017
Coalition letter to House leadership on budget resolution Read

October 1, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in St. Louis Post-Dispatch article "Editorial: Congress should change law hindering higher education." Read 

September 27, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed story "Online Education on Notice." Read 

September 27, 2017
Coalition letter in support of the Perkins Loan program Read 

September 25, 2017
Coalition Letter: Final Overtime RFI Read 

September 25, 2017
Coalition letter to Senate leaders on the Graham-Cassidy legislation Read 

September 21, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Washington Post story "Education inspector general wants to pull student aid from a popular online universitiy." Read 

September 20, 2017
Coalition letter to U.S. Department of Education on regulatory reform Read 

September 19, 2017
Supreme Court Amicus Brief on the Travel Ban Read  

September 12, 2017
ACE-led Coalition letter to Congressional leaders on DACA Read 

September 12, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Slate article "Measuring the Mizzou Effect." Read

September 12, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Forbes article "Conservatives' Rising Concern About the Value of College." Read 

September 12, 2017
Coalition letter to Senate leaders on the FY 2018 budget Read

September 6, 2017
Coalition letter to Secretary DeVos Re: FSEOG Funds and Hurricane Harvey Read 

September 6, 2017
Coalition letter to Congressional leaders Re: DACA Read 

September 5, 2017
AASCU Letter to Congressional leaders Re: DACA Read 

September 5, 2017
Coalition letter to Senate leaders on retaining funds in the Pell Grant program Read 

September 1, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "DeVos and Team Put Own Stamp on Oversight." Read

August 31, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Associated Press story "Ex-DeVry Dean to Probe For-Profit Colleges; Critics Pounce Read

August 31, 2017
Ed Trust Coalition Letter to President Trump Re: DACA Program Read 

August 30, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Post article "Uncertainty, decline in come mark university's budget." Read 

August 30, 2017
Community comments on net neutrality to the FCC Read 

August 30, 2017
HACU Coalition Letter to President Trump Re: DACA Program Read 

August 28, 2017
ACE Coalition Letter to President Trump Re: DACA Program Read 

August 4, 2017
Coalition letter to the Agency Reform Task Force Read 

August 2, 2017
Coalition letter in support of the Dream Act of 2017 Read 

July 27, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Sun Sentinel article "Students have fewer options as for-profit colleges struggle to survive." Read 

July 25, 2017
Coalition letter to Senate Committee leaders supporting the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 Read 

July 25, 2017
Coalition letter to Senate leaders in support of the Dream Act of 2017 Read 

July 25, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education article "On Administrative Spending, WHich Colleges Get the Most Bang for the Buck?" Read 

July 24, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Education Week article "Betsy DeVos is a K-12 Advocate. So Why All the Action in Higher Ed?" Read 

July 23, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Morning Call article "On campus and in 'The House,' college costs remain an obstacle Read 

July 22, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in WHBH Radio story "Loan Limbo-While For-Profit College Students Wait, Trump Administration Stalls." Read 

July 20, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Diverse article "Beleaguered For-profit EDMC Still Seeking Financial Way Out." Read 

July 20, 2017
AASCU Statement on the introduction of the Dream Act of 2017 Read 

July 19, 2017

Coalition letter to House Appropriations Committee leaders on the Fiscal Year 2018 Labor-HHS Appropriations bill Read 

July 18, 2017

Coalition letter in support of the "Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017." Read 

July 18, 2017

Coalition letter opposing the $3.3 billion rescission from Pell Grants included in the FY 2018 Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill. Read

July 17, 2017
Coalition letter regarding concerns on the Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations bill reported out of the Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee on July 13th Read

July 17, 2017
Coalition letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on student visas Read  

July 17, 2017
Coalition comments before the Federal Communications Commission in the Matter of Restoring Internet Freedom Read

July 17, 2017
Coalition letter to the Senate Finance Committee on Tax Reform and Higher Education Read 

July 13, 2017

AASCU's Statement on Meeting with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on campus sexual assault Read 

July 12, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in NPR story "Back to the Starting Line on Regulation For-Profit Colleges." Read

July 10, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in U.S. News and World Report article "Trump Administration Begins Rewriting For-Profit Regulations." Read  

June 27, 2017
Coalition letter to Senate leaders regarding the "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017." Read 

June 27, 2017
AASCU statement on U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the travel ban cited in Inside Higher Ed  Read 

June 27, 2017
AASCU statement on U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the travel ban Read

June 26, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Reuters article "Your Money: How you can get miles for your student loan Read 

June 15, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Reset of Rules Aimed at For-Profits Begins." Read

June 15, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Miami Herald article "Defrauded students were about to get federal help with loans. Now they have to wait." Read 

June 14, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education story "What DeVos's 'Reset' on 2 Major Consumer Rules Means for Colleges." Read

June 14, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Diverse article "Advocacy Pan DeVos Rollback of For-profit College Regulations." Read

June 14, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Associated Press article "For-profit college watchdog under federal scrutiny." Read

June 10, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch and Dylan Opalich Presentation the Civic Engagement and Democratic Leadership Conference with NASPA on Federal and State Policy Read

June 2, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Washington Post article "Is Treasury best suited to handle student financial aid?" Read

May 16, 2017
AASCU cited in Inside Higher Ed article "Push for 'Unit Records' Revived Read

May 15, 2017
AASCU cited in The Chronicle of Higher Education article "Federal Lawmakers Begin New Push for Student-Outcomes Data." Read

May 8, 2017
Coalition letter to Committee on Appropriations leaders on Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Bill Read

May 2, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Diverse Issues in Higher Education article "Top Colleges Urged to Boost Percentage of Pell Grant Students" Read

May 1, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Washington Post article "Congressional budget deal wards off Trump's wish list of higher-education cuts" Read

April 28, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Governing article "U.S. Universities Fear Losing International Students" Read

April 27, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Steady Hand in an Unpredictable Time" Read

April 14, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education article "Incentives to Attend Private Colleges Could Save States Money and Raise Graduation Rates" Read

April 3, 2017
AASCU Statement on Senator Sanders' College Affordability Proposal Read

April 3, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Daily Iowan article "Budget Endangers Pell Grants" Read

March 27, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Long Road for Regulatory Rollbacks" Read

March 23, 2017
AASCU Federal Highlights, 12th Week of 115th Congress Read

March 22, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Do Pell Grants Discourage Marriage?" Read

March 16, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Diverse article "Higher Ed Leaders Lambaste Federal Budget Proposal." Read 

March 16, 2017
AASCU Statement on Proposed "Skinny Budget" Read

March 16, 2017
AASCU Federal Highlights, 11th Week of 115th Congress Read

March 8, 2017
AASCU quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education article "Senate Does Away With Obama Teacher-Prep Regulations." Read 

March 7, 2017
Coalition letter to Senate leaders on teacher preparation programs Read  

March 7, 2017
AASCU statement on travel ban cited in Inside Higher Ed story "Trump Signs New Travel Ban." Updated  Read   

March 6, 2017
Student Aid Alliance letter on Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Bill Read 

March 6, 2017
AASCU's Makese Motley quoted in Buzzfeed News article "Campus Rape Victims Are Waiting Years For Title IX Complaints to Be Resolved." Read

March 6, 2017
AASCU Letter to U.S. Senate regarding Teacher Preparation Regulations Read

March 1, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Bloomberg article "A Bitter Fight Begins Over an Obama Education Legacy." Read 

February 27, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Virginian-Pilot article "Watchdog agency warns of costly student loan data errors." Read

February 21, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Reveal article "For nearly 200 for-profit colleges, taxpayers pay the bills." Read

February 20, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Spartan Newsroom article "Threatened cut in federal funds would hurt research, low-income students." Read

February 8, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "The DeVos Agenda." Read 

February 7, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Diverse article "DeVos Confirmation Fails to End Uncertainty." Read 

February 7, 2017
AASCU Letter to the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee regarding Teacher Preparation Regulations Read

February 7, 2017
AASCU Statement on the Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education Read  

February 6, 2017
Coalition letter to Rep. Foxx and Rep. Scott re: Resolution of disapproval to block implementation of the Teacher Preparation Rule Read 

February 3, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in the News and Advance article "Private college memo could be Falwell task force playbook." Read

February 3, 2017
AASCU cited in The Hill article "598 colleges have 'concerns' on Trump travel ban." Read

February 3, 2017
Coalition, campus-sign on letter to Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly regarding immigration Read 

February 2, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Bloomberg article "No, Trump can't cut UC-Berkley's Federal Funding by Himself." Read 

February 2, 2017
AASCU's Federal Highlights -- 5th Week of 115th Congress Read

February 2, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Buzzfeed article "This Congresswoman Just Called Trump a 'Bully' For Threatening to Cut a University's Funding." Read

January 31, 2017
Coalition letter to Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security John Kelly regarding President Trump's Executive Order on immigration and its effects on international students Read

January 30, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Chicago Tribune story "Universities advise some students, scholars not to travel abroad." Read 

January 29, 2017
AASCU Statement Re: President Trump's Executive Order on immigration Read 

January 28, 2017
AASCU's message to public college leaders regarding President Trump's Executive Order on immigration Read

January 19, 2017
AASCU Federal Highlights - 3rd Week of the 115th Congress Read

January 18, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Diverse Issues in Higher Education article "DeVos Calls for Higher Ed Reset at Factious Hearing." Read 

January 17, 2017
Joint letter with APLU to U.S. Department of Education regarding the Pell Dissaggregates in the IPEDS Outcome Measures Read  

January 17, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in the The Daily Beast story "Will Trump Clamp Down on For-Profit Colleges---or Reverse Obama's Regulations?" Read 

January 15, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quote in The Inquirer story "The challenge for college presidents under Trump: When to speak out." Read 

January 12, 2017
Coalition letter to Senators Graham and Durbin supporting the Bridge Act Read 

January 9, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Washington Post article "Feds say too many career-training programs, for-profit schools leaving graduates saddled with debt." Read 

January 5, 2017
AASCU's Makese Motley quoted in Buzzfeed News article "Senators Urge Trump Not to Roll Back Federal Rules on Campus Rape." Read 

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