Higher Education Act
April 28, 2016
Comments submitted by ACE and the five other presidential higher education associations to the Department of Education regarding the distance education provisions in the proposed regulations for teacher preparation programs.
Budget and Appropriations
April 14, 2016
Letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees expressing strong opposition to any effort to use funding taken from the Pell Grant program for any purpose outside the program itself in the FY 2017 Labor-HHS appropriations...
April 11, 2016
Letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Department of Defense subcommittees, requesting continued support in FY 2017 for the critical funding for scientific research provided through DoD.
April 6, 2016
ACE, the Association of American Universities, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities issued this joint statement in response to legislation under consideration by the Connecticut General Assembly to impose taxation on...
March 17, 2016
Letter to the leaders of the House and Senate appropriations committees requesting support for student aid and research programs for the upcoming fiscal year.
March 14, 2016
This new monograph by Robert B. Archibald and David H. Feldman finds little evidence that increases in federal financial aid drive up college tuition, and that institutions rarely rely on federal aid as a rationale to give out less of their own...
March 10, 2016
On Dec. 18, 2015, the Consolidated Appropriations Act amended the Internal Code, eliminating the option for colleges and universities to report amounts billed for qualified tuition and expenses in Box 2 of IRS Form 1098-T.
ACE and 13 other associations are requesting the IRS to delay implementation of new mandatory reporting requirements higher education institutions will have to include in a tax form issued to students.
Health Care Reform
March 1, 2016
On Feb. 5, 2016, the departments of Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor issued guidance that providing graduate students with student health insurance plan coverage is not permitted under the ACA’s employer mandate.
Labor and Employment
The Department of Labor proposed new rules in July 2015 to change the governing exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime pay requirements for executive, administrative and professional employees.