• The Senate appropriations committee today will consider a bipartisan spending package that would increase funds for the National Institutes of Health by $2 billion and boost the maximum Pell Grant by 1.7 percent, Inside Higher Ed reporte...

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  • AACRAO denounces President Trump's reprehensible actions to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Obama-era program serves as a refuge for over 800,000 young immigrants brought to the U.S. as infants ...

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  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Overtime Rule

    Posted on September 6 2017

    Late last week, a federal judge in Texas struck down the Obama administration's overtime rule, The Hill reported. The U.S. Department of Labor regulation would have drastically changed how employers, including colleges and universit...

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  • Push to Extend Perkins Loan Program

    Posted on September 6 2017

    The decades-old Perkins Loan program is slated to expire on September 30 unless Congress acts, Politico Morning Education reported. Under the program, over 420,000 students receive low-interest loans based on financial need in the past f...

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  • President Trump's proposal to cut the $990 million-a-year federal work-study program by half has triggered strong debate, reports EdSource.org. Work-study students are typically from low- and moderate-income families and work ten to...

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  • White House to Downsize HBCU Conference

    Posted on September 6 2017

    The White House will downsize the annual conference of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), reports Politico. College leaders and some members of Congress had pushed to postpone the conference following President Trump&...

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  • The U.S. Education Department is ending its partnership with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), reports Inside Higher Ed. A letter from the Department stated that the CFPB had failed to turn over complaints from student bo...

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  • So many of us sat in awe and dismay this week watching in real time the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey and the resulting flooding in Texas and Louisiana. AACRAO, as a higher education leader, understands that this storm has affec...

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  • A federal district judge this week temporarily blocked enforcement of key parts of a controversial Texas immigration enforcement law two days before it was scheduled to take effect, The Texas Tribune reported. Texas Senate Bill 4, in an...

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  • The U.S. Education Department this week hired Julian Schmoke, community college administrator and former DeVry University official, to a position that investigates fraud by colleges. His appointment to run the agency's enforcement un...

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