Higher Education Act
July 12, 2016
The House has passed five higher education bills that aim to improve the financial aid process, enhance consumer information and strengthen federal programs that support the work of minority-serving institutions.
Budget and Appropriations
July 8, 2016
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education has approved its spending bill for FY 2017. The bill does not restore year-round Pell Grants.
Labor and Employment
June 29, 2016
The June 17 ACE webcast discussing the potential challenges campuses will face in implementing the new Fair Labor Standards Act overtime pay regulation is now archived and available for free viewing.
Health Care Reform
June 27, 2016
Sen. Charles Schumer and a group of 16 Democratic senators sent a letter last week to the Obama administration on the need to develop a permanent solution to allow graduate students to receive subsidized student health insurance coverage.
Law and the Courts
June 24, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 issued its long-awaited decision in the second hearing of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (UT), voting 4-3 to uphold UT’s diversity in admissions policy.
June 23, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court has voted 4-3 to uphold the University of Texas at Austin's consideration of race and ethnicity in college admissions.
June 22, 2016
The House Education and the Workforce Committee has approved five higher education measures focused on improving the financial aid process, enhancing consumer information and strengthening federal programs that support the work of minority-serving...
June 21, 2016
Letter to Reps. John Kline (R-MN) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on the package of higher education legislation the committee will consider on June 22.
June 8, 2016
The U.S. Navy has announced that due to budget constraints, it soon will be closing its Navy College Offices, which provide pre-enrollment advising to sailors interested in working on a college degree or postsecondary credential.
The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations subcommittee yesterday approved a $162 billion funding bill for FY 2017 that restores year-round Pell Grants and increases the maximum grant award from $5,815 to $5,935.