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Student Issues

  • From academic and career counseling to financial services to campus safety, it is imperative that students receive the support they need to succeed. ACE offers tools and resources to help colleges and universities understand the issues facing today’s students and develop effective practices and strategies.
  • All the efforts of the higher education community build toward a series of succeeding goals: helping to make a college education in reach of all students, supporting institutions as they serve these students once enrolled, and seeing a majority of them graduate with a degree and a commitment to lifelong learning. ACE’s work on financial aid policy is the most obvious example of these efforts, but other areas include access and affordability, student health insurance and health reform, campus safety and security, affirmative action and veterans education.

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    February 23, 2015

    Higher Ed Spotlight: Basic Facts on Higher Education and How Students Finance Their Education

    ​ACE’S Center for Policy and Research Strategy has released two new infographics in the Higher Ed Spotlight series—one that gives a general overview of institutions and students and a second on how these students pay for their education.

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    October 14, 2014

    College Mental Health Primer Published by Higher Education and Psychological Organizations

    ​Common myths about mental health, the important role it plays in college students’ success and resources to help address issues specific to college and universities are presented in a new primer published by ACE.

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    September 22, 2014

    ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy Launches Infographic Series

    The demographics of single parent students are the focus of the first Higher Ed Spotlight, a new infographic series from ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy.

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    September 19, 2014

    Higher Ed Spotlight: Single Parent Students

    This infographic provides statistics on undergraduate single parents in postsecondary education. In the 2011–2012 academic year, U.S. colleges and universities enrolled 3.5 million students who are also single parents, a group that represents 15.2% of the undergraduate population. This growing demographic group of post-traditional students must balance academic, family, and work responsibilities at the same time.

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    September 4, 2014

    Capitol Hill Event Addresses Accountability and Minority-Serving Institutions, Students

    Scholars scrutinized the impact of the Obama administration’s proposed college ratings plan and other policies on minority-serving institutions and minority students Tuesday at a Capitol Hill forum hosted by the UCLA Civil Rights Project and cosponsored by ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy, among others.

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    May 14, 2014

    WEBINAR: Advanced Issues in Title IX Investigations

    The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), in cooperation with ACE, will hold a webinar May 22 on “Title IX Investigations: Advanced Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities.”

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    March 21, 2014

    WEBINAR: Legal and Policy Issues for Short-Term Student Experiences Abroad

    The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), in cooperation with ACE, will present a webinar March 26 on legal and policy issues for short-term study abroad programs.

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    November 6, 2013

    WEBINAR: Recent Developments in Student Disability Accommodations

    ​The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), in cooperation with ACE, will hold a webinar on Nov. 21 on “Animals, Allergies, Autism, and Accessibility: Recent Developments in Student Disability Accommodations.”

  • October 19, 2012

    Institutions Mark National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

    College and university students will join forces with their peers and campus professionals on more than 800 campuses across the country to promote National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW), Oct. 21-27, 2012.

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    July 31, 2012

    Pell Grant Funding History (1976 to 2010)

    An ACE Factsheet on the history of Pell Grant funding from 1976 to 2010. The federal Pell Grant began in FY73. However, FY76 was the first year in which all undergraduates were eligible to receive a grant. Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, and board. Constant dollar values are adjusted for inflation, 2010 dollars based on fiscal year CPI-U.

ACE Related Programs and Initiatives

At Home in the World

At Home in the World: Educating for Global Connections and Local Commitments

ACE's Inclusive Excellence Group and Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement are collaboratively promoting the At Home in the World initiative to reach the ultimate goal of creating synergistic learning environments that empower students.