AACRAO provides its members and stakeholders with information on federal reporting and disclosure requirements, as well as related administrative and record-keeping issues while advocating for sound public policy that advances higher education across the United States. 

This site contains AACRAO's Public Policy Statement, a summary of the association’s top federal, higher education policy priorities, as well as continuous updates, resources and publications on policy issues central to its members professional needs.


The New Reality for Higher Education

What does this new Administration mean to the higher education community? We have already been impacted by travel bans, immigration enforcement and transgender rights. What
will be next? What about the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act? Do we have some opportunities to create changes through the legislative and regulatory process? Join the
AACRAO Government Relations team and Scott Jaschik, Inside HigherEd, for a policy update and a deep dive into the philosophy change coming from the White House and this Congress.

AACRAO in the news

December 15, 2016
Executive Director, Mike Reilly, quoted in Lansing State Journal article "In lawsuits, men call MSU sex assault investigations flawed." (View article)


December 13, 2016
Executive Director, Mike Reilly, quoted in Associated Press article "Colleges Pushed to Note Sexual Misconduct on Transcripts." (View article

August 30, 2016 AACRAO survey referenced in Time Money article "Will Early FAFSA Mean Earlier Financial Aid Packages?" (View article)

June 30, 2016
Executive Director, Mike Reilly, quoted in GoodCall article "Students at Schools Overseen by Troubled Accrediting Agency ACICS Have Options." (View article)

June 28, 2016
Executive Director, Mike Reilly, quoted in Tribune-Review article "Allegheny County controller's audit eyes debt collection at CCAC." (View article)

June 17, 2016
Executive Director, Mike Reilly, quoted in Boston Globe article "Colleges must stop holding student transcripts hostage." (View article)

May 31, 2016
Executive Director, Mike Reilly, quoted in Baltimore Sun article "Grading policy change draws protests at Johns Hopkins." (View article)

May 1, 2016
Associate Director, Tom Green, quoted in TribLive article "CMU sees record number of applications despite cost." (View article)

April 7, 2016
Associate Executive Director, Tom Green, quoted in Alternet article "Why Students Should Never Be Afraid to Negotiate for a Better Price on College Tuition." (View article)

March 29, 2016
Associate Executive Director, Tom Green, quoted in The Atlantic article "Where College Admissions Went Wrong." (View article)

February 19, 2016
Executive Director, Mike Reilly, quoted in Christian Science Monitor article "On college application, the questions some shouldn't be asked." (View article)

February 17, 2016
Executive Director, Mike Reilly, quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "No More 8 A.M. Classes." (View article)

January 29, 2016 
Executive Director, Mike Reilly, quoted in Lawyer Herald article "College Application Question About Past Run-In With Police In Draw Scrutiny For Being Discriminatory." (View article)

January 28, 2016
Executive Director, Mike Reilly, quoted in New York Times article "Students Punished For Sexual Assault Should Have Transcripts Marked, Title IX Group Says." (View article)

January 27, 2016
Executive Director, Mike Reilly, quoted in Washington Post article, "Jeb Bush’s claims about too few Friday college classes and workload of tenured professors." (View article)