On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, AACC president and CEO Dr. Walter Bumphus testified before the House Appropriations Committee to advocate for the nation’s community colleges. Read the written testimony. Watch the testimony.
On April 6, 2021, institutional leaders and AACC and ACCT staff outlined strategies to help colleges maximize the impact of federal CARES, CRRSAA, and American Rescue Plan funds. Campus perspectives focused on student financial grants. The latest guidance from the Department of Education was reviewed. Panelists also answered questions submitted by webinar attendees. Multimedia: Download Read More »
[Department of Education, 2/26/21] Questions Relating to All HEERF Funds: Please confirm that institutions have one year, starting from the date on which their allocation was processed by the Department, to disburse all funds received through HEERF 2.0. Yes, institutions generally have one year to expend their HEERF funds from the date when the Department Read More »
On March 9, 2021, the AACC and ACCT government relations teams hosted a webinar on the current state of implementation of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), also known as CARES Act 2.0. They provided the latest information on how colleges may spend institutional and student funds, including new ED guidance. A Read More »
In this webinar, AACC’s government relations team reviewed all the details of the recently enacted pandemic relief legislation, including how much money the community college sector will likely receive and when, how it will be allocated, and the rules for spending it. The webinar also covered other aspects of the massive year-end bill, which includes Read More »
The Impact of the National Elections on the Community College Agenda in Washington Thu, Nov 12, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST AACC government relations staff reviewed the recent national election results and their implications for community college priorities in the Executive Branch and Congress. They also answered questions posed by participants. ***Due to Read More »
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 More »
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 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 Read More »
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 Read More »