February 20, 2018
California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley responds to criticism from President Trump about the purpose of the nation’s community colleges, asserting, “We serve the top 100 percent of students” . . . The Hechinger Report examines...
Higher Education Act
February 15, 2018
Letter from ACE and 38 other higher education associations to Reps. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on H.R. 4508, the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform Act (PROSPER).
ACE and 22 other higher education associations sent a letter to Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) in support of bipartisan legislation being considered in the Senate that would grant legal status to 1.8 million Dreamers.
We urge congressional leaders in both chambers: Come back to the table, do not allow extraneous issues to hold Dreamers hostage to a political face-off, and redouble your efforts to reach a bipartisan compromise.
Budget and Appropriations
February 12, 2018
The $4.4 trillion plan, which includes his long-awaited infrastructure plan and funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, cuts entitlement programs by $1.7 trillion, including federal student aid programs and research funding.
February 5, 2018
ACE President Ted Mitchell addresses claims that federal student aid is responsible for tuition increases, a theory known as the Bennett Hypothesis. This concept has been rigorously explored and the available research does not support it.
ACE and 18 other higher education associations today sent a letter to congressional leaders urging lawmakers to move swiftly to pass bipartisan legislation offering permanent protections to Dreamers.
As Congress faces a deadline this week to pass funding legislation and keep the government open, ACE and 18 other associations are
urging lawmakers to also adopt legislation providing permanent legal status for DACA registrants and Dreamers.
January 31, 2018
President Trump advocated for legal status and a 12-year pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers in exchange for $25 billion for a border wall with Mexico and sweeping changes to current visa programs, including limits on family...
Both the House and Senate have begun work on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA), the nation's main law governing postsecondary education. To help with advocacy on these efforts, ACE has launched a resource page that includes information...