NACAC joined fellow members of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Coalition in a letter to the Department of Education sharing concerns regarding reports that only one percent of PSLF applicants were approved for loan forgiveness. The Coalition urges for greater transparency and program simplification (October 2018).
In response to the public comment request, NACAC shared support and recommendations for the Forward50's Higher Education Act reauthorization recommendations, which include improved access, accountability, affordability, and transparency measures.
NACAC joined fellow education advocates and organizations in a letter expressing concern over the Department of Education's reported plans to allow school districts to use federal funds to purchase firearms (September 2018).
Organizations representing students, educators, veterans, and consumers submitted public comments in response to the Department of Education's proposal to rescind gainful employment regulations (September 2018).
NACAC, ACE, and 20 other highed education organizations shared concerns and recommendations regarding the Department of Education's proposed rescinding of gainful employment (September 2018).
NACAC and 19 other members of the Coalition to Preserve PSLF shared comments regarding the TEPSLF program, which provides student loan relief to otherwise qualified borrowers who inadvertently made payments to the incorrent repayment plan (September 2018).
In response to the Deparment of Education's August decision to rescind gainful employment, NACAC submitted a letter of opposition (September 2018).
NACAC joined 19 other education associations in sharing concerns with the Department of Education regarding the final proposed borrower defense rule (August 2018).
NACAC joined 79 organizations in response to the Department of Education's final proposed borrower defense rule (August 2018).
In response to reports that the Department of Education is considering the purchasing of firearms by school districts as an allowable use of Student Support and Academic Enrichment grant funds, NACAC joined fellow members of the Title IV-Part A Coalition in a statement of opposition (August 2018).
NACAC joined fellow members of the Clean Budget Coalition in a letter to members of the Senate, urging them to oppose the addition of any poison pill riders to the Senate Fiscal Year 2019 Labor, Education, Health & Human Services and Defense "minibus" appropriations package (August 2018).
NACAC and 37 other members of the PostsecData Coliation answered the open call for comments regarding the Administration's development of an improved Federal Data Strategy (July 2018).
NACAC and 36 other education organizations filed a joint amicus brief with the US District Court in Massachusetts in the Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College lawsuit related to the use of race-conscious admission policies (July 2018).
NACAC joined 65 other organizations to urge Congress to protect Pell Grant funds and increase the maximum award amount in Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations (June 2018).
Several organizations working on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, servicemembers, faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access shared concerns with Members of Congress regarding proposed rollbacks and eliminations of regulations designed to protect students and consumers (June 2018).
NACAC and 37 other organizations provided the Department of Education with recommendations for improvements of the College Scorecard (May 2018).
More than 160 state and national organizations wrote to Senate and House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittee Members to request additional FY19 funding for Title IV-Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (May 2018).
Two proposals from the Department of State would require individuals seeking immigrant and nonimmigrant visas to provide a history of social media account information, along with additional personal contact information; NACAC was one of 56 organizations to sign on to a letter expressing concerns regarding these proposals (May 2018).
NACAC joined 74 other organizations in urging Congress to oppose the White House's recently proposed rescissions to the already passed Fiscal Year 2018 budget, and to avoid including special interest wish list items that likely wouldn't pass as standalone legislation, known as policy riders, in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget (May 2018).
NACAC submitted comments and recommendations to the Federal Commission on School Safety, led by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (May 2018).
NACAC joined 24 other education groups in letters to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, House Education and the Workforce Committee, Senate Appropriations Committee, and House Appropriations Committee, sharing concerns about the Department of Education's proposal to consolidate the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education into a new Postsecondary and Lifelong Learning office (April 2018).
NACAC joined 100 other national organizations and 87 local organizations in a letter urging Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to bring the DREAM Act to the House floor for consideration (April 2018).
NACAC, along with the Council for Opportunity in Education and over 400 other institutions and associations, wrote to leaders of the House of Representatives to express concerns regarding the negative impact the PROSPER Act would have on Federal TRIO Programs (April 2018).
NACAC joined ACE and 31 other higher education associations on an amicus brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case examining President Trump's third travel ban, issued in September 2017, which places restrictions of varying degrees on entry to the United States from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela (March 2018).
In response to the Senate HELP Committee's request for input, NACAC and 49 other organizations share recommendations for improving postsecondary data collection and sharing requirements in reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (February 2018).
Several organizations representing students, veterans, colleges, consumers, financial aid administrators, college access providers, scholarship providers, education advocates, civil rights advocates, workers, and the business community, wrote to Congress to stress the value of the Pell Grant program, and the critical need to retain all current Pell Grant funds in the Pell Grant program (February 2018).
At the invitation of the Senate HELP Committee Chairman and Ranking Member, NACAC submitted comments on its vision of a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (February 2018).
NACAC and 80 other organizations working on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, servicemembers, faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access wrote to Congress expressing strong opposition to provisions that roll back or eliminate existing guardrails relating to program integrity and consumer protections in higher education in H.R.4508, the PROSPER Act (February 2018).
NACAC weighed in on a Discussion Paper issued by the Chairman of the Senate HELP Committee regarding certain aspects of the Higher Education Act (February 2018).
More than 250 Organizations, including NACAC, call for swift passage of the DREAM Act (February 2018).
NACAC and 34 other organizations called on the House of Representatives to make significant changes to its reauthorization of the Higher Education Act in order to prioritize college affordability and ensure access to higher education for low-income students and families (February 2018).
NACAC joined more than 2,000 national, state, and local organizations urge you to help ensure adequate funding for programs funded through annual appropriations, by continuing the bipartisan practice of providing relief from sequestration budget cuts and opposing any new efforts to cut these programs more deeply (January 2018).
NACAC joined its colleagues to urge Congress to pass a clean DREAM Act that would provide important protections for DACA-protected immigrants (January 2018).
NACAC and 148 other national organizations wrote to Congress to urge them to pass the FY 2018 spending bills free of any ideological poison pill policy riders (January 2018).