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Letter to the Senate Finance Committee on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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Letter to the Senate Finance Committee on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

November 14, 2017

​ACE and nearly 50 other higher education associations sent this letter to Senate Committee on Finance Chairman Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) regarding the higher education provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).

The groups write they are concerned about provisions in the bill that would negatively impact students and undermine institutions by reducing charitable giving, creating an unprecedented tax on private colleges and universities, increasing costs and the regulatory burden on many colleges and universities, reducing the ability to access tax-exempt bonds for capital projects, and threatening state investment in higher education.

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

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine 
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers
  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • American Association of University Professors
  • American College Health Association
  • 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 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
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • NASPA- Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • 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
  • Society for College and University Planning
  • The Common Application
  • The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund
  • UNCF (United Negro College Fund)


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