Tue, Mar 31, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT AACC Government Relations staff outlined key aspects for community colleges and their students of the massive stimulus legislation just passed by Congress. They also answered questions submitted by participants. View the webinar (Vimeo link) See the webinar slides (PDF) Estimates for CARES Act funding (PDF)
Department of Education Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents March 20 – Education Secretary Suspends Federal Student Loan Payments and Waives Interest March 13 – Federal student loan borrowers can be placed in an administrative forbearance More ED useful links at https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus?src=feature Information for Financial Aid Professionals https://ifap.ed.gov/ Other Federal Agencies Centers […]
Download a PDF of the Pre-NLS Federal Policy Webinar Presentation.
Download a PDF of the AACC WDI Legislative Policy Session Presentation.
AACC Pre-NLS Webinar Download a PDF of the Pre-NLS Federal Policy Webinar Presentation. In this free webinar, the AACC government relations team will provide you with an up-to-date briefing on the federal policy issues that will be featured at the National Legislative Summit (NLS). Whether or not you plan to attend the NLS, log into the […]
Before adjourning for the year, Congress passed all twelve appropriations bills (packaged into two larger bills) that will fund the federal government through the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. The breakthrough legislation increases funding for many programs that benefit community colleges and their students, including a new Department of Labor (DOL) community college-focused job […]
Did you miss this webinar? Check out the handouts for this webinar. Is it tricks or treats from Washington this year? To find out, join this free webinar from the AACC government relations team. Don’t be scared! We will provide you with an up-to-date briefing on the federal policy issues that affect your colleges and […]
In early May, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2020 Labor-HHS-Education (LHHS) funding bill, which would create a new, $150 million community college job training program and increase funding for a host of higher education and workforce training programs. Overall, the bill provides $189.8 billion, an $11.7 billion increase (6.2%) over FY 2019. This […]
This is the fifth in a series of American Association of Community Colleges analyses of trends in community college enrollments and exploration of completion rates. The latter feature graduation rates and outcome measures published by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Student Clearinghouse’s completion rates. Download the report. [PDF]
On April 15, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) published a notice inviting applications for new awards under the Perkins Innovation and Modernization Grant Program. The 3-year grants are designed to support “evidence‐based and innovative strategies and activities to improve and modernize Career and Technical Education (CTE).” Applicants are encouraged to, but not required to, […]