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Letter to Reps. Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi on PROSPER Act

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Letter to Reps. Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi on PROSPER Act

February 15, 2018

​Letter from ACE and 38 other higher education associations to Reps. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on H.R. 4508, the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform Act (PROSPER), expressing reservations with the bill and advocating for a reauthorization that enhances the ability of students to enter and complete postsecondary education. 

The letter asks that the bill not be brought to the floor for a vote until substantive changes are made to address​ these concerns.

Along with ACE, associations signing the letter include: 

  • ACPA—College Student Educators International 
  • 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 
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities 
  • Association of American Law Schools
  • 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
  • Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council for Opportunity in Education 
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • Council of Independent Colleges 
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities 
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education 
  • National Association for College Admissions 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 
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society 
  • The Common Application 


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