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Letter to Congress on Possible FY2018 Budget Rescission and the Impact on Student Aid

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Letter to Congress on Possible FY2018 Budget Rescission and the Impact on Student Aid

May 04, 2018

​​ACE and 34 other higher education associations sent this letter to Congress to express their concerns regarding how proposals to make rescissions to non-defense spending in the FY 2018 budget may affect students and higher education institutions. 

The letter lays out the harmful consequences to students and their families should federal student aid programs be included in any proposed rescission package. The groups sent a similar letter​ to Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget. 

In addition to ACE, the following associations signed the letter:

  • ​ACPA-College Student Educators International
  • ACT
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • ​American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American Association of University Professors
  • American College Health Association
  • American Dental Education Association
  • American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Association of American Universities
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
  • Association of Research Libraries
  • Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Council for Opportunity in Education
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • EDUCAUSE
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • The College Board
  • UPCEA​​​​​​
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