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  • Budget and Appropriations

    June 26, 2015

    Congress Moves Forward on Education Funding

    The House and Senate appropriations committees both passed their FY 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education bills this week, and the results were somewhat mixed for higher education.

  • Budget and Appropriations

    June 24, 2015

    Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee Leaders on the FY 2016 Labor-HHS Spending Bill

    The letter outlines a number of problems with the bill, including cuts to critical campus-based aid programs like Federal Work-Study and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and level funding for TRIO and GEAR UP.

  • Budget and Appropriations

    June 23, 2015

    Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leaders on the FY 2016 Labor-HHS Spending Bill

    Letter to House Appropriations Committee Chair Harold Rogers and Ranking Member Nita Lowey expressing support for the FY 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill passed by the subcommittee and...

  • Budget and Appropriations

    June 19, 2015

    House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY 2016 Education Spending Bill

    The House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, has approved a FY 2016 spending measure that might best be characterized as better news than expected for higher...

  • Budget and Appropriations

    May 6, 2015

    Congress Passes FY 2016 Budget Resolution

    The plan cuts more than $5 trillion in spending from nearly all federal government agencies over the next decade, including $496 billion from the overall pool of funds for student aid, scientific research and institutional support.

  • Budget and Appropriations

    March 23, 2015

    Congress Begins Work on FY 2016 Budget

    ​Congress took the first major step toward a FY 2016 budget last week with the passage of budget resolutions in the House and the Senate, both of which propose to greatly restrict available funding for student aid and research.

  • Budget and Appropriations

    February 27, 2015

    Letter to Congressional Budget Committee Leaders on FY 2016 Budget Resolution

    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...

  • Budget and Appropriations

    February 3, 2015

    President’s Proposed FY 2016 Budget Focuses on Higher Education

    ​President Obama's budget request for FY 2016 calls for increasing federal spending on many higher education programs, including his proposal for two free years of community college nationwide.

  • Budget and Appropriations

    December 15, 2014

    Higher Education Funding Remains Flat in FY 2015 Spending Bill

    Higher education funding remains mostly flat under the $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds most federal agencies through the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, 2015.

  • Budget and Appropriations

    December 3, 2014

    Amid Uncertainty on Federal Spending Bill, a Potential Problem for Pell Grants

    ​As congressional leaders continue to debate funding the federal government for the remainder of the 2015 fiscal year, reports have circulated of a proposal in the Senate to cut $2 billion in Pell Grant funding.