Higher Education Act
April 30, 2015
Response to one of three policy papers issued March 23 by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chair of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, on topics related to reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
April 28, 2015
April 14, 2015
Comments to the Senate Finance Committee Tax Reform on tax provisions important to college students and their families, including provisions that encourage saving for higher education and those that help pay for college.
February 27, 2015
Letter to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) in support of his recently introduced bill to make a number of important reforms to the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) and Lifetime Learning Credit.
Budget and Appropriations
Letter from higher education association presidents to House and Senate budget committee leaders, urging Congress to repeal the 2013 sequestration cuts and give a high priority to higher education and research funding in the FY 2016 budget...
February 23, 2015
Letter from ACE and 24 higher education groups endorsing legislation that would block some of the most controversial Department of Education regulations that impact colleges and universities.
February 18, 2015
Comments to the Department of Education on the framework released in December 2014 for the Obama administration's proposed Postsecondary Institution Ratings System.
Health Care Reform
February 10, 2015
Letter to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) endorsing his bill to exempt full-time students from the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, which requires large employers—including colleges and universities—to offer health insurance plans to employees...
February 2, 2015
The proposed rules will exacerbate existing challenges while undoing much of the progress made by states and institutions to improve program quality, note the groups signing the comments.
January 27, 2015
Letter to Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) strongly endorsing the American Opportunity Tax Credit Act of 2015, which makes important reforms to the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) and Lifetime Learning Credit.