State Policy

In its efforts to promote sound public policy and institutional practice affecting higher education, AASCU conducts research and analysis, produces publications, and provides advocacy on a variety of state higher education policy issues.

To subscribe to AASCU's free higher education policy publications series (Policy Matters, Perspectives, and Edlines), click here.
For inquiries involving state higher education policy or institutional practices, contact Daniel Hurley, Director, State Relations and Policy Analysis.



August 26, 2014
AASCU cited in Chronicle of Higher Education article "Mitch Daniels isn't Rebuilding Purdue's Engine, He's Tuning It" (Read

August 26, 2014
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in NJ.com article "New Jersey City University president touts faculty investments as school year begins." (Read)

August 22, 2014
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in Kansas City Star article "Firm Reviewing UMKC rankings has worked many years for university system." (Read

August 17, 2014
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Los Angeles Times article "A Record Number of Out-of-State Students Brings Windfall for UC System." (Read)

August 15, 2014
AASCU EdLines 15 August 2014 (Read)

August 10, 2014
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in Crain's Business Detroit article "Tuition up, support down: Has college finally broken the bank?" (Read

August 7, 2014
AASCU cited in Today story "Dartmouth student lobbies to carry gun after encounters with alleged stalker (Read

August 6, 2014
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch and Daniel Hurley presentation on "Pay It Forward" funding proposals at the State Higher Education Executive Officers Policy Conference (Read

August 6, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in St. Cloud Times story "MnSCU defends contract with consultant amid transparency claims (Read)

August 1, 2014
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Forbes article "Could New State Legislation Reduce Federal Loan Borrowing?" (Read)

August 1, 2014
AASCU EdLines 1 August 2014 (Read)

July 25, 2014
AASCU EdLines 25 July 2014 (Read)

July 21, 2014
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian op-ed "The Free Tuition Model: Escapism that Ignores the Higher Ed Reality." (Read

July 17, 2014
AASCU releases Policy Matters brief "The Pay It Forward" College Financing Concept: A Pathway to the Privatization of Public Higher Education." (Read)

July 17, 2014
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in MLive story "College tuition plan would cost students more, not reduce debt (Read

July 17, 2014
AASCU Pay It Forward report described in Chronicle of Higher Education (Read

July 17, 2014
AASCU Pay It Forward report described in Inside Higher Ed (Read

July 14, 2014
States Give Slightly More Money to Higher Education, Raising Expectations (Read

July 13, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Dayton Daily News story "Miami U. tapped out budget with $53.1 million student center." (Read

July 11, 2014
AASCU EdLines 11 July 2014 (Read

July 11, 2014
AASCU State Outlook featured in Inside Higher Ed story "State Higher Ed Spending on the Rise in 2015" (Read

July 10, 2014
AASCU State Outlook: Dynamics Affecting Public Higher Education Financing and Highlights from States' 2014 Legislative Sessions - July 2014 (Read

July 2, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in The Shorthorn article "UTA sets national record regarding transfer students." (Read)

June 27, 2014
AASCU EdLines 27 June 2014 (Read)

June 24, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Inside Higher Ed story "Fighting for Survival" (Read

June 20, 2014
AASCU EdLines 20 June 2014 (Read)

June 13, 2014
AASCU EdLines 13 June 2014 (Read)

June 12, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in The Hechinger Report story "In-state students getting students getting squeezed out at public universities." (Read

June 11, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Marketplace Education story "A Surprise Winner in Virginia: Randolph-Macon College" (Read

June 6, 2014
AASCU EdLines 6 June 2014 (Read

June 5, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Boise State Public Radio article "As Idaho Colleges Brace for Guns, Here's How Utah Schools Manage It." (Read

June 3, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Yahoo! Finance article "The College Affordability Dream is Dead for These Students." (Read

May 30, 2014
AASCU EdLines 30 May 2014 (Read

May 23, 2014
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in The Detroit News article "Tough Competition Leaves Thousands of U-M applicants feeling blue." (Read

May 23, 2014
AASCU EdLines 23 May 2014 (Read

May 16, 2014
AASCU EdLines 16 May 2014 (Read

May 15, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Stateline.org article "Students Pay a Bigger Share of Public College Costs." (Read

May 13, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley op-ed in USA Today "States shift costs to students: opposing view" (Read)

May 12, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Yahoo! Finance article "This new $10,000 degree has everyone talking--for good reason." (Read

May 2, 2014
AASCU EdLines 2 May 2014 (Read

April 25, 2014
AASCU EdLines 25 April 2014 (Read

April 18, 2014
AASCU EdLines 18 April 2014 (Read

April 17, 2014
Opinion issued in American Tradition Institute et.al. v. Rectors and Visitors of the University of Virginia et.al. (Read

April 16, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Anti-Tax Attack" (Read)

April 14, 2014
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Minnesota Public Radio article "For MnSCU students, transferring can be a costly conundrum." (Read

April 11, 2014
AASCU EdLines 11 April 2014 (Read)

April 11, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Registering Toward Completion" (Read

April 7, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley in the Chronicle of Higher Education article "Public Colleges Struggle for Ways to Evolve Amid Competing Demands." (Read

April 4, 2014
AASCU EdLines 4 April 2014 (Read

March 31, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley presentation to Finnish higher education experts (Read)  

March 28, 2014
AASCU EdLines 28 March 2014 (Read)

March 24, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in The Record editorial "College Affordability" (Read

March 21, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in MarketPlace education interview "The Value of an Obama commencement address." (Read

March 21, 2014
AASCU EdLines for 21 March 2014 (Read

March 21, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Philadelphia Inquirer article "N.J. legislators propose 20 higher-ed bills." (Read)

March 20, 2014
AASCU''s Dan Hurley quoted in The Record article " NJ lawmakers introduce sweeping education reforms aimed at lowering college costs." (Read)

March 19, 2014
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in The Plain Dealer article "Ohio receives a failing grade for support of higher education, report says: Higher Education roundup (Read)  

March 17, 2014
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch mentioned in The Daily Cougar article "Pushing Financial Literacy Will Save Students in the Long Run." (Read

March 14, 2014
AASCU EdLines for 14 March 2014 (Read)

March 14, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Group Shines Light on State Disinvestment." (Read

March 11, 2014
AASCU State Policy Advisory "The 2014 Gubernatorial State of the State Addresses and Higher Education." (Read)
March 7, 2014
AASCU EdLines 7 March 2014 (Read
February 28, 2014
Coalition letter to California state Senator Ted Lieu re: Recommendations for the Sunset Review of the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (Read)
February 28, 2014
AASCU EdLines 28 February 2014 (Read)
February 26, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article "Change in wind for Pa. college system." (Read)
February 21, 2014
AASCU EdLines 21 February 2014 (Read)
February 18, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Des Moines Register article "Regents: Efficiency study could curb tuition hikes at state universities." (Read
February 14, 2014
AASCU EdLines 14 February 2014 (Read
February 13, 2014
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in Governing article "Common Themes in 2014 State of the State Addresses" (Read)
February 7, 2014
AASCU EdLines 7 February 2014 (Read)
February 7, 2014
AASCU Statement on "Pay-It-Forward" funding schemes (Read
February 4, 2014
Coalition letter to President Obama Re: Gainful Employment (Read
February 3, 2014
AASCU cited in The Atlantic article "Will a $10,000 College Degree Help You Get a Job?" (Read
February 1, 2014
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in Associated Press article "More States Grant In-State Tuition to Immigrants." (Read)
January 31, 2014
AASCU EdLines 31 January 2014 (Read)  
January 28, 2014
AASCU policy brief discussed in Education Trust blog post "A State Play is Crucial (But It's Not the Only One Needed) For College Affordability." (Read
January 24, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley op-ed in The Huffington Post "Stopping the Privatization of American Public Higher Education." (Read
January 24, 2014
AASCU EdLines 24 January 2014 (Read)
January 23, 2014
AASCU releases "Top 10 State Higher Education Policy Issues for 2014." (Read
January 22, 2014
AASCU report cited in Daily Tar Heel story "Universities weigh funding options." (Read
January 17, 2014
AASCU EdLines for the week of 17 January 2014 (Read
January 16, 2014
AASCU State Outlook cited in The Daily Reveille story "Kennedy's proposal raises questions." (Read
January 15, 2014
AASCU Policy Matters brief featured in Inside Higher Ed story "U.S. Urged to Give Incentives to States on College Funding." (Read)

January 15, 2014
AASCU Policy Matters brief featured in Chronicle of Higher Education story "Report Proposes Federal Matching Grants for State Higher Education." (Read
January 15, 2014
AASCU releases Policy Matters paper "A Proposed Federal Matching Program to Stop the Privatization of Public Higher Education." (Read)
January 10, 2014
AASCU State Outlook cited in The Advocate story "Regents: Legislature should listen to recommendations." (Read)
January 10, 2014
AASCU EdLines 10 January 2014 (Read
January 9, 2014
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Republican article "Attorney General Martha Coakley's new rules for for-profit schools earn mixed grade at public hearing." (Read
January 9, 2014
AASCU's State Outlook cited in The Advocate article "Regents: Legislature should listen to recommendations." (Read)
January 9, 2014
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian's testimony to Massachusetts AG re: for-profit college regulations (Read

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