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

October 30, 2014
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Washington Post story "Obama Administration Issues Rules to Regulate Colleges with Career-Training Programs (Read)

October 30, 2014
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Politico article "Obama retreats on college crackdown." (Read)

October 29, 2014
AASCU Advisory on Veterans In-State Tuition (Read)

October 28, 2014
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in "New Structure for EDMC." (Read)

October 20, 2014
AASCU cited in Chronicle of Higher Education article "Public College Leaders Rail Against Education Dept.'s 'Regulatory Culture' (Read

For more Federal Policy Actions, visit Federal Policy section

AASCU State Policy Actions

October 24, 2014
AASCU EdLines 24 October 2014 (Read

October 24, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education article "Tensions Between Faculty Members and Consultants Come to a Head in Minn. (Read

October 20, 2014
AASCU paper cited in Diverse article "State Lottery Funds May Not Help Those Who Need it Most." (Read

For more State Policy Actions, visit State Policy section.