August 16, 2018
The Department of Education this week launched the first official mobile app to guide families through filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid . . . Spelman College president Mary Schmidt Campbell announced steps Wednesday afternoon...
August 7, 2018
Two years ago, Xiyue Wang, a Princeton University graduate student, was detained and unjustly imprisoned in Tehran while in Iran solely for the purpose of studying Farsi and doing scholarly research in connection with his dissertation.
Xiyue Wang was detained two years ago and unjustly imprisoned in Tehran while in Iran solely for the purpose of studying Farsi and doing scholarly research in connection with his dissertation on 19th and early 20th century Eurasian history
July 31, 2018
ACE, along with five other higher education associations, submitted this letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding proposed changes to the implementation of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, also known as the...
Law and the Courts
July 30, 2018
ACE and 36 other higher education groups have submitted an amicus brief opposing the challenge to the “Harvard model” of holistic admissions review and the use of race as one factor in reviewing applicants.
ACE and 36 other higher education organizations submitted this amicus brief to the U.S. District Court in Boston in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc., v. Harvard. The brief highlights ACE’s support of the “Harvard model” of holistic admissions...
Higher Education Act
July 24, 2018
House Democrats have introduced their own plan to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the sweeping law governing federal financial aid and other programs that support higher education in the United States.
July 23, 2018
Provisions of the Forever GI Bill are scheduled to go into effect Aug. 1, as the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to work on systems and procedures that will help student veterans and campuses access the new benefits for the fall semester.
Racial/Ethnic Minority Students
July 5, 2018
The Trump administration has rescinded a number of Obama-era guidance documents that outlined how colleges can consider race as a factor in admissions, a move ACE President Ted Mitchell said sent “precisely the wrong message to institutions that are...
July 3, 2018
The Trump administration has announced that it will rescind guidelines on race in college admissions. The move revokes Obama-era guidance about how universities can consider race in their efforts to construct inclusive campuses.