AASCU STATEMENT ON DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S INTENT TO ROLLBACK TWO IMPORTANT REGULATIONS

The Department of Education’s announcement of its intent to re-negotiate two significant recent regulations—its “ gainful employment” and “ borrower defense” rules—concerns us because of their potential impact on the integrity of federal student aid programs and on victims of fraud. AASCU is committed to good-faith participation on behalf of the public four-year sector in the upcoming negotiations.

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The  American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of more than 400 public colleges, universities, and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development. These are institutions Delivering America’s Promise of Opportunities for All.