Budget & Appropriations

Federal and state governments play a vital role in assuring college access and affordability through the allocation of taxpayer resources. Institutional operating support, student aid and capital outlay funding at the state level, and significant student aid resources at the federal level are some of the supports for state colleges and universities’ public missions. Additionally, government is key in creating and funding programs that support capacity building, innovation and research at institutions of higher education. AASCU continually analyzes and actively advocates for federal funding for student financial aid programs, as well as other federal and state programs that assist student success and institutional initiatives.