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  • Law and the Courts

    April 1, 2015

    Summary: Campus Accountability and Safety Act (114th Congress)

    This memo addresses provisions in the Campus Accountability and Safety Act relating to matters such as confidential advisors; climate surveys; Clery Act reporting obligations; agreements with law enforcement agencies; definitions; and terminology.

  • Higher Education Act

    September 16, 2014

    Analysis of the 2014 TEACH Act

    Summary and analysis of the proposed Technology, Equality and Accessibility in College and Higher Education Act (TEACH Act), which is intended to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to instructional technology used by a...

  • Law and the Courts

    September 5, 2014

    Summary: The Campus Accountability and Safety Act

    Summary and analysis on the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) (S. 2692), introduced by Sen. Claire McCaskill and cosponsors on July 30, 2014.

  • Tax Policy

    May 21, 2014

    Higher Education Provisions in the Camp Tax Reform Discussion Draft

    A chart detailing provisions of interest to colleges and universities in the tax reform discussion draft released in February 2014 by Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee.

  • Preparing for College

    February 3, 2012

    Summary: President Obama’s 2012 College Affordability Plan

    A summary of ideas President Obama offered in his 2012 State of the Union address on the importance of keeping higher education affordable for students and families. The president further expanded on his proposals in a speech at the University of...

  • Budget and Appropriations

    March 26, 2010

    Summary: Education Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

    A summary of H.R. 4872's impact on topics in higher education, including 100 percent direct lending; Pell Grants; investment in HBCUs, HSIs and Tribal Colleges; income-based repayment; Perkins loans and others.

  • Higher Education Act

    August 18, 2008

    Analysis: Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008

    A summary of the 2008 Higher Education Act reauthorization. Covers ramifications for college costs, accreditation, student financial aid, disclosures and compliance provisions, student loan "sunshine" provisions, teacher professional development and...

  • Financial Aid

    January 7, 2007

    Summary: The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007

    Summary of major provisions of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, which cuts lender subsidies and redirects these savings toward programs designed to improve college access and affordability for low-income students.