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

March 19, 2015
Student Aid Alliance letter re: FY16 House Budget Resolution (Read)

March 17, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Takepart article "Students Skipping Loan Payments Aren't Deadbeat---They're Giving Colleges an F." (Read)

March 17, 2015
APLU's Dr. Christine Keller testimony before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training on the Student Achievement Measure (SAM) and the Voluntary System of Accountability VSA (Read)

March 16, 2015
Letter to Rep. Culberson (R-TX) and Rep. Fattah (D-PA) re: National Science Foundation appropriations (Read)

March 16, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in China Daily story "US targets vocational schools in visa crackdown." (Read)

For more Federal Policy Actions, visit Federal Policy section

AASCU State Policy Actions

March 26, 2015
AASCU releases "The 2015 Gubernatorial State of the State Addresses and Higher Education." (Read)

March 19, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in Governing article "College Cuts Clash With Calls for Better-Educated Workers." (Read)

March 11, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in The Detroit News article "Lake Superior State offers in-state tuition for all." (Read)

March 8, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in Los Angeles Times article "Cal State is tightening admissions criteria to control demand." (Read)

March 2, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in The Advocate (LA) story "A 'radical' idea for difficult times? Education leaders float idea of privatizing some public universities." (Read)

February 27, 2015
AASCU Edlines 27 February 2015 (Read)

February 17, 2015
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education article "Louisiana's Governor Seek Sharp Cuts at Already Cash-Strapped Colleges." (Read)

For more State Policy Actions, visit State Policy section.