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Executive Director Update - May 25, 2017

Posted on May 24 2017by Michael Reilly

The Trump administration on Tuesday released its fiscal year 2018 budget request. The finalized version hews closely to the president's skinny budget unveiled in March, proposing deep cuts...

Executive Director Update - May 4, 2017

Posted on May 3 2017by Michael Reilly

As we close out this week, AACRAO is pleased that Congress has reached an agreement to fund the federal government through the end of the 2017 fiscal year with a 1665 page omnibus package. We ...

Executive Director Update - March 23, 2017

Posted on March 23 2017by Michael Reilly

Last week, President Trump released his budget which proposes $54 billion in cuts in discretionary spending across the federal government. More specifically, the budget proposal call...

Executive Director Update - March 2, 2017

Posted on March 2 2017by Michael Reilly

The Trump Administration clearly missed an opportunity to provide leadership on an important issue facing our country when it decided to rescind the Department of Education's guidance aimed at ...

Executive Director Update - April 28, 2016

Posted on April 28 2016by Michael Reilly

The national spotlight was cast on the state of North Carolina last month when Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2 into law, effectively banning local governments from passing anti-discriminat...

Executive Director Update - February 18, 2016

Posted on February 18 2016by Michael Reilly

After nearly 50 years of renting office space in the National Center for Higher Education at One Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, the AACRAO Board of Directors has begun to explore the possibility ...

Executive Director Update - November 12, 2015

Posted on November 12 2015by Michael Reilly

Last year, the U.S. Department of Education released new NSLDS reporting guidelines related to the 150% subsidized Direct Loan eligibility. After lengthy discussions with the Department a...

Executive Director Update - September 17, 2015

Posted on September 17 2015

The Obama administration had two major higher education announcements this last week. In addition to the announcement that FAFSA filers would soon be able to use prior-prior year tax data when...

Executive Director Update - March 19, 2015

Posted on March 19 2015by Michael Reilly

While it may be many months before we know what the higher education budget and policy framework will look like, policy makers have given us at least a glimpse into the future. President Obama rel...

Executive Director Update - December 10, 2014

Posted on December 10 2014by Michael Reilly

So it looks like Congress has decided to continue paying the nation's bills before heading out of town for their holiday break. That outcome was touch and go over the last few weeks as par...