September 20, 2018
WBUR reports that higher education leaders are critical of a proposal in Massachusetts to tax colleges and universities with large endowments . . . Inside Higher Ed writes that colleges with increasingly diverse student bodies are recognizing the...
The initiative by Colorado Mountain College to create income sharing agreements for Dreamers, who are not eligible for federal student financial aid, is one more example of the many ways through which U.S. higher education institutions are trying...
September 18, 2018
The proposal to increase programs fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program may have a negative impact on international students, scholars, and higher education institutions, according to ACE and 14 other higher education associations.
Budget and Appropriations
September 17, 2018
Congress has reached an agreement on an appropriations package for FY 2019 that includes a $100 increase in the maximum Pell Grant award and a $2 billion boost in funding for the National Institutes of Health, among other priorities for higher...
ACE and 14 other higher education associations sent comments to the Department of Homeland Security regarding the proposed increase to program fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), which effects visiting students and scholars on...
Higher Education Act
September 13, 2018
ACE and 21 other higher education groups sent comments Sept. 13 to the Department of Education regarding the department's proposal to rescind existing gainful employment regulations.
Eliminating the gainful employment rule without a replacement will leave a significant gap that will hurt students and direct $4.5 billion in Pell Grants to poorly performing programs.
Law and the Courts
September 4, 2018
ACE submitted this letter to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Aug. 31 regarding the consideration of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to serve as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
ACE and 20 other higher education associations submitted comments to the Department of Education on the new draft rule for “borrower defense to repayment,” which it has proposed as a substitute for the Obama-era regulation it blocked last year.
As the Senate Judiciary Committee began its consideration of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, ACE President Ted Mitchell called on the committee to query the nominee about his views on the issue.