• 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 calls for a reduction to the Department of E...

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  • 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 protecting transgender students. In the ...

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  • 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-discrimination rules that would provide protections...

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  • 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 of purchasing a building or office floor...

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  • 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 and several webinars conducted jointly by...

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  • 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 applying for federal financial aid, we ...

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  • 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 released his fiscal year 2016 budget in ear...

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  • 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 partisan wrangling continued in our nation&...

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  • Greetings- It seems to be feast or famine in the legislative and regulatory arena here in Washington, DC, and after a period of somewhat quiet we have had a number of issues requiring our attention.  The long awaited Department of ...

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  • Last month, representatives from AACRAO and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) met with the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to discuss the new National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Enrollment...

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