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

September 29, 2016
AASCU Federal Advisory---Federal Budget, Cohort Default Rates, Overtime Rule, Better Make Room (Read

September 28, 2016
Coalition letter endorsing HR 6094, the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act." (Read

September 24, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Business Insider article "A 32-year-old disabled vet thought ITT Tech was his ticket out of poverty---his story shows everything wrong with for-profit colleges." (Read

September 19, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Politico article "ITT Tech Students Weight Tough Choices, Mostly On Their Own." (Read

September 15, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "GOP Muted in Defense of For-Profits." (Read

September 14, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Atlantic article "The Question Some Public Universities Will No Longer Ask." (Read

September 14, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Christian Science Monitor article "Should the Government Forgive Debt Students Racked Up at ITT Tech?" (Read)  

September 14, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian featured on PBS Frontline episode "A Subprime Education." (Read

September 14, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Hill article "For-profit schools lash out at administration." (Read

September 9, 2016
AASCU Federal Advisory---Federal Budget, Endowments, Campus Violence (Read

September 9, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in the Dayton Daily News article "For-profit schools blasted for fraudulent practices." (Read

September 9, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Washington Post article "Is the federal government trying to take down the for-profit college industry?" (Read

For more Federal Policy Actions, visit Federal Policy section


AASCU State Policy Actions

September 14, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Mercury News article "While debt soars to $17 billion, University of California considers new policy on borrowing." (Read

September 14, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Hechinger Report article "As economy rebounds, state funding for higher education isn't bouncing back." (Read

September 12, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The GW Hachet article "District House residents deal with post-construction glitches." (Read

September 9, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Wyoming's Wild Ride." (Read

September 2, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Baltimore Sun article "Some small Maryland colleges see large enrollment drops over 5 years." (Read)

For more State Policy Actions, visit State Policy section.

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