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  • Budget and Appropriations

    June 26, 2015

    Congress Moves Forward on Education Funding

    The House and Senate appropriations committees both passed their FY 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education bills this week, and the results were somewhat mixed for higher education.

  • Budget and Appropriations

    June 19, 2015

    House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY 2016 Education Spending Bill

    The House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, has approved a FY 2016 spending measure that might best be characterized as better news than expected for higher...

  • Budget and Appropriations

    June 12, 2015

    Legal Watch: Say It with Confidence: “Yes! We Do That.” Institutional Attentiveness to Donor Restrictions

    ACE’s general counsel explores six ways to ensure that institutions meet donor restrictions.

  • Innovative Practices

    June 12, 2015

    From Our President: Summer 2015

    ACE President Molly Corbett Broad discusses the financial pressure that colleges and universities across the spectrum continue to feel.

  • Innovative Practices

    June 12, 2015

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    The Highly Endangered Higher Education Business Model (and How to Fix It)

    As dire as enrollment, tuition discounting, and other trends are, colleges and universities of every type and size are meeting their challenges with innovative adaptations and solutions to ensure financial stability for years to come.

  • Budget and Appropriations

    June 12, 2015

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    Adapting to Challenges

    The financial challenges facing the nation’s more than 4,000 colleges and universities call for more than just cost cutting and creative revenue ideas—they call for adaptive leadership.

  • Budgets and Endowments

    June 12, 2015

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    Small Private Colleges Are Viable—and Vital

    The announcement that Sweet Briar College (VA) will close this year is unfortunate. But it does not signal the demise of most small colleges.

  • Higher Education Act

    June 4, 2015

    Senate HELP Hearing on College Affordability Focuses on Declines in State Funding

    A Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on ensuring college affordability focused on the continuing pattern of state disinvestment in higher education and the direct impact it has on college costs, student debt loads...

  • Budget and Appropriations

    May 6, 2015

    Congress Passes FY 2016 Budget Resolution

    The plan cuts more than $5 trillion in spending from nearly all federal government agencies over the next decade, including $496 billion from the overall pool of funds for student aid, scientific research and institutional support.

  • Budget and Appropriations

    March 23, 2015

    Congress Begins Work on FY 2016 Budget

    ​Congress took the first major step toward a FY 2016 budget last week with the passage of budget resolutions in the House and the Senate, both of which propose to greatly restrict available funding for student aid and research.