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Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

November 06, 2017

​ACE and nearly 50 other higher education associations sent this letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) on the higher education provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).

The groups write that this legislation, taken in its entirety, would discourage participation in postsecondary education, make college more expensive for those who do enroll, and undermine the financial stability of public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. According to the Committee on Ways and Means summary, the bill’s provisions would increase the cost to students attending college by more than $65 billion between 2018 and 2027.

Along with ACE, the other associations signing the letter include:

  • ACPA—College Student Educators International
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 
  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
  • American Association of Community Colleges 
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Dental Education Association
  • American Indian Higher Education Consortium​
  • American Psychological Association
  • APPA, "Leadership in Educational Facilities"
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities 
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Association of American Universities
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Community College Trustees 
  • 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
  • Association of Teacher Educators
  • College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
  • Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Council on Governmental Relations
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • EDUCAUSE
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • NASPA- Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • National Adult Learner Coalition
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • The Common Application
  • The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund
  • UNCF (United Negro College Fund)
  • UPCEA

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