AACRAO engages public policy issues affecting our members, the students they serve, and higher education as a whole. The association serves as a valued resource by keeping members abreast of emerging federal relations and policy initiatives, development, interpretation and implementation. AACRAO also provides members with compliance information on federal reporting and disclosure requirements, as well as related administrative and record-keeping issues. 

The association’s advocacy efforts are guided by its Public Policy and Education Agenda, which lays out guiding principles and outlines policy positions.

 An involved and active membership keeps AACRAO engaged with relevant issues.
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AACRAO in action

May 18, 2017
Comments regarding the Notice of Information Collection under OMB Emergency Review: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants (DS-5535)
 
May 17, 2017
AACRAO comments to Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs regarding the Veterans Education Priority Enrollment Act (S. 764)
 
May 16, 2017
Community letter to Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on the Veterans Education Priority Enrollment Act (S. 764)
 
May 12, 2017
Community letter to DHS Secretary John F. Kelly on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program protections

April 12, 2017
Coalition letter to Secretary DeVos on suspension on IRS Data Retrieval Tool

April 5, 2017
Community letter to Congress on finalizing appropriations for FY 2017
Coalition letter supporting federal student aid programs

January 31, 2017
Community letter to DHS Secretary John F. Kelly on President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration
 
January 12, 2017
Coalition letter in support of the Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE) Act

December 19, 2016
Community letter to President-elect Donald Trump on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and DREAM Act

October 24, 2016
AACRAO letter to Departments of Education and Justice regarding Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students

October 21, 2016
Pell Coalition Letter

August 24, 2016
AACRAO comments on Program Integrity and Improvement NPRM
Community letter on Program Integrity and Improvement NPRM
 
June 21, 2016
Community letter on Package of House Higher Education Act Bills
 
April 18, 2016
Letter in support of the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act (S. 2707)
Letter in support of the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act (H.R. 4773)

April 13, 2016
Pell Coalition Letter

March 17, 2016
Coalition letter to Appropriations Committee Leaders on FY2017 Budget

March 10, 2016
Letter to the IRS regarding mandatory reporting on Form 1098-T