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America’s College Promise Will Mend Our Economy

August 31, 2015

“A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain,” says an old Arabian proverb. President Obama introduced America’s College Promise, a proposal to make two years of college education available with no tuition fees to qualifying students.

America's College Promise Act of 2015

July 8, 2015

This morning, Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced legislation, the America's College Promise Actof 2015, into the House of Representatives modeled on President Obama's America's College Promise proposal, introduced in February.  Senator T

ACCT President Discusses US & UK Higher Ed

Earlier this month, ACCT President & CEO J. Noah Brown participated in the 2016 Association of Colleges (AoC) annual conference in Birmingham, England.

ACCT Statement on President Trump's 'Skinny' Budget

This morning, President Trump released his initial request for funding for fiscal year (FY) 2018. While not the full budget request expected later this spring, early details appear to be at odds with the President's promise to provide for "...a Government that puts the needs of its own people first."  

Higher Education Act Resources

Information on the Higher Education Act and Community College Priorities

Information on the Higher Education Act and Community College Priorities

Originally signed into law in 1965, the Higher Education Act (HEA) is the law that covers a broad swath of issues that we deal with, everything from federal financial aid to regulations and accreditation. The HEA has been revised or 'reauthorized' eight times, and is currently due for another reauthorization. 

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