Government Relations and Policy Analysis

Effective public policy is vital to sustaining a high-quality, affordable and accessible American public higher education system. AASCU serves as a valued resource to its members and stakeholders throughout the nation by providing both federal and state policy research, analysis and advocacy for sound public policy that advances higher education across the United States.

This site contains AASCU’s Public Policy Agenda—an annual summary of the association’s top federal and state higher education policy priorities—as well as continuous updates, resources and publications on policy issues central to maintaining the world’s best quality and most accessible higher education system.

AASCU Federal Policy Actions

February 14, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Democratic Contenders' Record on Higher Ed." (Read

February 13, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in CNBC article "A GOP proposal could snatch your student loan payment right from your paycheck." (Read

February 7, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Education Dive article "As borrower defense gets another rewrite, for-profits wrestle with uncertainty." (Read

February 4, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Times Higher Education article "US officials retreat from 'provocative' higher education reforms." (Read

February 1, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Chasing Markets article "Why the $1.5 Trillion Student Loan Bubble Will Pop." (Read

For more Federal Policy Actions, visit Federal Policy Section 


AASCU State Policy Actions

February 7, 2019
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Associated Press article "House seeks college graduate tax breaks, but could be costly." (Read

February 7, 2019
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in MarketWatch article "The number of international students coming to the U.S. for grad school declined for the second year in a row." (Read

February 3, 2019
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in News & Record story "Joe Killian: After Folt's exodus, UNC system may face a struggle in finding new leadership." (Read

For more State Policy Actions, visit State Policy section.

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