This is the sixth issue in a series of American Association of Community Colleges analyses of trends in community college enrollments and examination of completion rates. Two sources are used, enrollment, graduation rates, and outcomes measures information from the U.S. Department of Education and enrollment and completion rates published by the National Student Clearinghouse. Download […]
Read the full text (PDF) of Dr. Joe Schaffer’s testimony to the July 16 hearing of the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development.
The Dept. of Labor has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Strengthening Community College Training Grants (SCCTG) program that will award $40 million to community college-led partnerships to expand their training capacity. This is the inaugural SCCTG grant competition. Single community colleges may apply for grants up to $2 million, and state or regional […]
The Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement office has issued a Broadcast Message to all users of the Student and Exchange Visitors Information System (SEVIS) with new guidance regarding international students in the fall semester. The new guidance is in some ways dramatically different than guidance issued at the start of the pandemic […]
The House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (LHHS) Appropriations has released its draft Fiscal Year (FY) 21 funding bill that it will mark up on July 7. The full appropriations committee will consider the bill next week. The following is a summary of the bill’s provisions, though not all individual program […]
On May 15, on a largely party-line vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act or the HEROES Act, H.R. 6800. This emergency supplemental appropriations bill would provide more than $3 trillion to address the coronavirus crisis, including significant additional resources for higher education. The legislation now […]
Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT In this webinar AACC government relations staff re-capped the initial phase of CARES Act implementation and further expected activity, both by the federal government and on campuses. They presented AACC’s legislative agenda for forthcoming stimulus legislation and discussed the important role for institutional advocacy. They […]
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.