• The disturbing events in Charlottesville this past weekend have had a profound impact on many of us as we watched white supremist, anti-Semitic, and other racist groups march openly on the campus of the University of Virginia. While...

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  • In June, the U.S. Education Department sent out a request for comments on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification in accordance with Executive Order 13777, "Enforcing the...

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  • This week, the House, as well as the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, approved a bipartisan deal to modernize the GI Bill, also known as the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, expandi...

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  • Last week, AACRAO hosted one of our most well attended webinars with nearly 560 participants joining a discussion with the U.S Department of Education on compliance issues related to National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) enrollm...

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  • Yesterday, AACRAO released the report from the Transcript Disciplinary Notations Work Group. The association established the Work Group in April 2016 in response to growing interest from AACRAO members, new and proposed state legisl...

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  • In late March, AACRAO and representatives from other organizations met with Federal Student Aid staff at the Education Department to discuss the nearly 1,000 institutions who are out of compliance in their NSLDS enrollment reporting. Spe...

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  • 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 to federal student aid and research pro...

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  • 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 are particularly thrilled that lawmakers...

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  • 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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