Budget and Appropriations
June 26, 2015
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.
June 24, 2015
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.
June 23, 2015
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...
June 19, 2015
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...
May 6, 2015
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.
March 23, 2015
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.
February 27, 2015
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 3, 2015
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.
December 15, 2014
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.
December 3, 2014
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.