In this free joint webinar, the AACC and ACCT government relations teams provide an up-to-date briefing on the Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization and the PROSPER Act. Download ‘The PROSPER Act and Community Colleges’ webinar slides in PDF format.
By David Baime The FY 18 omnibus appropriations bill passed by Congress March 23rd increases funding for nearly every program of significance to community colleges, many by substantial amounts. The legislation, which funds every federal department, allocates the increased resources that Congress approved in a February budget deal. Congress has now enacted three budget deals […]
In a joint letter to Congressional leaders, AACC and the Association of Community College Trustees called on Congress to dedicate a portion of any infrastructure package to community college facilities and workforce development programs. The Trump administration, Senate Democrats and others have put forward proposals to invest federal funds in the nation’s infrastructure. Congress also […]
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AACC, along with the Association of Community College Trustees, submitted these joint comments to Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairmen of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The comments respond to a white paper on higher education accountability measures issued by the Senator on February 1. The white paper and the responding comments are part […]
> Download ‘AACC Pre-NLS Legislative Update’ as a PDF. In this free webinar, the AACC government relations team provided you with an up-to-date briefing on the federal policy issues that will be featured at the 2018 National Legislative Summit (NLS). We’ll leave plenty of time for questions and answers.
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 […]
This is the fourth in a series of American Association of Community Colleges analyses of trends in community college enrollments. The report also examines completion rates, featuring graduation rates published by the U.S. Department of Education (based on institutional-level reporting), and the National Student Clearinghouse’s completion rates (based on student-level data). As of October 2017, […]
AACC will convene its second annual Advocates in Action conference June 11–12 in Washington, DC. Join other community college leaders in the nation’s capital to advocate for community college federal priorities. Participate in interactive sessions with important legislative and executive branch officials that shape federal higher education and workforce development policy. Get up to speed […]
Join the AACC government relations team for a free webinar next Monday, December 18, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET that will provide all you need to know about the Higher Education Act reauthorization legislation (PROSPER Act, H.R. 4508) making its way through the House of Representatives. The legislation makes significant changes to current law – […]