House legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (PROSPER Act, H.R. 4508) would hold colleges financially accountable for student completion – i.e., impose risk-sharing – by changing the rules for how much Title IV aid a college must return to the Department of Education for students that withdraw during an enrollment period. By answering the […]
Recently, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) task force on Academic Progression asked for feedback regarding their draft position statement The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing as Minimal Preparation for Professional Practice. We have provided feedback and urge you to do the same. Community college nursing programs fill a critical need across the country. […]
AACC supports DACA participants. Join us by signing on to the letter below. Click here to participate. Dear United States Congress: We write as the institutional leaders of America’s community colleges – large and small; urban, suburban and rural; and with widely varying student populations and programs. But each and every community college is dedicated […]
AACC joins ACE and other education leaders in a letter to President Trump urging support of DACA and Dreamer students. Download the letter as a PDF.
Congress is home for its annual August recess, and now is a great time to visit with your representatives and advocate for community college legislative priorities. AACC has prepared this document for your use in these efforts, focusing on three very active issues: federal funding in general and for the Pell Grant program in particular, […]
AACC and ACCT sent a joint letter to the House Appropriations Committee and Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee chairs and ranking members requesting their continued funding support for key community college federal programs prior to the full committee markup on July 19. Download the letter as a PDF.
Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today introduced the Dream Act of 2017, which would provide a path to legal status and eventually citizenship for people that came to this country when they were children. AACC remains strongly supportive of this important legislation. This latest incarnation of the Dream Act would confer conditional […]
The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed along party lines a broad-ranging fiscal year 2018 funding bill that mirrors what its education and labor panel passed last week. The big cuts for programs affecting community colleges would include slashing $3.3 billion from the Pell Grant surplus, $86 million from job training programs and $95 million […]
The House Labor, HHS and Education appropriations subcommittee has released its FY 2018 appropriations bill, which it will write on July 13. Overall, the draft bill includes $156 billion in discretionary funding, $5 billion below last year’s level. With so much less funding to work with, there are numerous cuts to community college priority programs. […]
On July 12, 2017, AACC and ACCT submitted joint comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed negotiated rulemaking process on gainful employment and borrower defense repayment regulations. Following a review of the comments, the Department will announce the specific topics to be addressed by the negotiated rulemaking committees as well as a request for […]