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May 4, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Washington Post article "For-profit Corinthian Colleges files for bankruptcy." (Read

May 1, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Arizona Republic article "Metro Phoenix at center of for-profit college shakeup." (Read)

May 1, 2015
Coalition letter re: Corinthian College (Read)

May 1, 2015
Federal Advisory re: Senate HELP Committee (Read)

April 30, 2015
U.S. Department of Education guidance on Title IX Coordinators (Read)

April 30, 2015
Community letter to Senate HELP Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) on accreditation (Read)

April 27, 2015
Joint letter with APLU to HELP Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) on Data Transparency and Consumer Information (Read

April 24, 2015
Letter to Senate HELP Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on Risk Sharing (Read)

April 24, 2015
U.S. Department of Education's Dear Colleague Letter on Title IX Coordinators (Read)

April 24, 2015
Letter to HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) on the Higher Education Accreditation Concepts and Proposals whitepaper (Read)

April 15, 2015
Joint Statement to Senate Finance Committee Working Group on Business Income Tax (Read

April 14, 2015
Coalition Comments to the Senate Finance Committee Tax Reform Working Group on Individual Income Tax (Read)

April 13, 2015
AASCU Joint Statement to Senate re: Community Development & Infrastructure (Read)

April 13, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in NBC News story "Checking Accounts for Students 'Offer Few Benefits' Critics Say" (Read)

April 1, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Policy.Mic article "The Student Debt Movement is Finally Getting the Attention It Deserves." (Read)

March 27, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article "College Rankings Based on Employment Give Only Part of the Picture." (Read

March 24, 2015
Letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (Read)

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

March 11, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassiran quoted in Wall Street Journal story "Federal Agents Raid Suspected Fake Schools." (Read)

March 11, 2015
AASCU quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education article "What Obama's 'Student Aid Bill of Rights' Will---and Won't---Do." (Read)

March 10, 2015
AASCU cited in Associated Press article "Obama visits Georgia Tech, unveils plan to reform student loan industry." (Read)

March 10, 2015
Student Aid Alliance letter to Chairs of House and Senate Appropriations Chairs (Read)

March 10, 2015
AASCU Statement on the Student Aid Bill of Rights" (Read)

February 27, 2015
Coalition letter to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) re: Tax Credit Reform (Read)

February 19, 2015
AASCU Statement on the "Supporting Academic Freedom Through Regulatory Relief" Act (Read)

February 19, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article "Is there a legal case in acceptance-letter blunder?" (Read)

February 18, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in New York Times article "We're Sorry, Applicants. We Accepted You in Error." (Read)

February 18, 2015
Coalition letter to the U.S. Department of Education re: Postsecondary Institution Ratings System (PIRS (Read)

February 12, 2015
AASCU mentioned in Washington Post article "115 education groups: GOP No Child Left Behind legislation is vastly underfunded." (Read)

February 10, 2015
Coalition letter to Rep. Meadows re: Student Worker Exemption Act of 2015 (H.R. 210) (Read)

February 9, 2015
Coalition letter to U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee Chair John Klein (R-MN) opposing the authorizing levels in HR 5 (Read)

February 2, 2015
Coalition letter on Teacher Prep (Read)

February 2, 2015
AASCU Federal Advisory Re: President Obama's FY16 Budget (Read)

January 27, 2015
Coalition letter to Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) re: American Opportunity Tax Credit Act of 2015 (Read)

January 24, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Associated Press article "Fake Schools Draw Scrutiny of Federal Regulators." (Read)

January 23, 2015
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in University World News article "Obama eyes legacy with free higher education plan." (Read)

January 16, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in WOUB Public Media article "Students Say Obama's Free College Proposal Would Help Them." (Read)

January 13, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education article "Obama Proposes Bill to Protect Student Data, but Not in Higher Education (Read)

January 10, 2015
AASCU quoted in El Paso Times article "Educators, officials laud President Obama's community college plan." (Read)

January 10, 2015
AASCU quoted in MLive.com article "GRCC president says Obama's free community college proposal a 'great thing for this country.'"(Read)

January 10, 2015
AASCU cited in Philadelphia Inquirer story "Obama proposes tuition free education at community colleges." (Read)

January 9, 2015
AASCU quoted in U.S. News & World Report article "Critics Pan Obama's Community College Plan." (Read)

January 9, 2015
AASCU quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education article "Who Has a Stake in Obama's Community-College Plan?" (Read)

January 7, 2015
AASCU releases its 2015 Public Policy Agenda (Read)

January 2, 2015
Letter to OMB re: Proposed Rulemaking for Teacher Preparation Regulations (Read

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