The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed along party lines a broad-ranging fiscal year 2018 funding bill that mirrors what its education and labor panel passed last week. The big cuts for programs affecting community colleges would include slashing $3.3 billion from the Pell Grant surplus, $86 million from job training programs and $95 million […]
The House Labor, HHS and Education appropriations subcommittee has released its FY 2018 appropriations bill, which it will write on July 13. Overall, the draft bill includes $156 billion in discretionary funding, $5 billion below last year’s level. With so much less funding to work with, there are numerous cuts to community college priority programs. […]
On July 12, 2017, AACC and ACCT submitted joint comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed negotiated rulemaking process on gainful employment and borrower defense repayment regulations. Following a review of the comments, the Department will announce the specific topics to be addressed by the negotiated rulemaking committees as well as a request for […]
Students from families who earn $30,000 or less a year use at least half of that income to cover the average net cost of a public two-year college. Read full PDF.
AACC and ACCT sent a joint letter to the House Appropriations Committee and Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee chairs and ranking members requesting their continued funding support for key community college federal programs.
Yesterday, the House passed by voice vote legislation reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act. On May 17, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce approved unanimously its bipartisan bill, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, H.R. 2353. The measure is similar to the one […]
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has just issued guidance on implementation of the newly reinstated year-round Pell Grant. AACC has vigorously supported reinstatement of the year-round Pell Grant since its elimination in 2011. This provision that allows students to receive up to 150% of their scheduled Pell Grant award is effective beginning with the […]
Judges recognize projects that slow antibiotic resistance and enhance STEM education Teams from Texas and Colorado received first and second place awards, respectively, in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC). The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) co-sponsors the annual event, which fosters students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics […]
A June 15 Department of Homeland Security memo states that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will remain in effect. The memo, for the most part, is concerned with rescinding an Obama administration initiative for undocumented parents of citizens or legal residents and an extension of the DACA program. Neither was ever implemented […]
President Trump today signed an Executive Order aimed at increasing the availability of apprenticeship programs. The order instructs a number of federal agencies to promote the growth of apprenticeships and make related federal programs more effective. Community colleges have long played a substantial role in sponsoring and providing the educational component of registered apprenticeship programs. […]