In this free webinar, the AACC government relations team presented an up-to-date briefing on the federal policy issues that affect your colleges and students. Learn what you need to know about federal funding, Department of Education regulations, DACA, the Perkins CTE Act reauthorization, and more. AACC Federal Policy Update Webinar Wednesday, October 3, 3:00 PM […]
AACC comments to the U.S. Department of Education on upcoming negotiated rulemaking sessions on accreditation and other topics. Download the comments (PDF).
On September 13, AACC and ACCT filed formal comments on the Department of Education’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to rescind gainful employment regulations. Download the formal comments (PDF).
Congress has cleared for President Trump’s signature a six-year reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the Strengthening CTE for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353). Legislation that emerged from the Senate HELP Committee in early July was approved with amendments by the full Senate on July 23rd, and the House […]
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AACC is currently surveying community colleges to determine the impact on students of the year-round or “summer” Pell Grant. Responses from all community colleges are encouraged. Dear Colleague, Community college leaders from across the country lobbied vigorously to secure the year-round Pell Grant that was enacted last year. This change allows students to receive a second […]
The Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (BSIRA) of 2018 would grant Dreamers contingent non-immigrant status with a subsequent path to citizenship. This is a positive step forward but Congress must do better than what is contained in BSIRA. AACC has joined the other major higher education associations in a letter that expresses appreciation for […]
Download the letters: Approps FY 2019 AACC ACCT Senate (PDF) Approps FY 2019 AACC ACCT House (PDF)
Download June 2018 community college priorities and legislative background documents. Community College Legislative Priorities, June 2018 (PDF) FY 2019 Appropriations (PDF) Dream Act / DACA (PDF) Higher Education Act Reauthorization/PROSPER Act (PDF)
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.