About ACCT

ACCT is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond. Located in Washington, D.C., ACCT is a major voice of community college trustees to the presidential administration, U.S. Congress, the Departments of Education and Labor and more

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Increasing the Pell Maximum Award – an Imperative to Meet Students’ True College Costs

Live Webinar | 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT

October 29, 2020

Pell grants are often referred to as the cornerstone of federal financial aid, as they help make college education affordable for students from low and moderate-income families. However, the purchasing power of the Pell grant has been steadily decreasing since 1972 when it covered over 70 percent of a student’s college costs. Today, the maximum Pell award covers around 30 percent of a student’s postsecondary education expenses.

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In the Know with ACCT Podcast

Whether you’re a community college trustee, a president, a policymaker or someone with a passion for the community college movement, ACCT’s podcast is designed to get you in the know. Listen to provocative, informal conversations with visionaries and sector leaders in a portable format that’s more radio show than classroom.

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Governance Institute for Student Success

The Governance Institute for Student Success (GISS)

The Governance Institute for Student Success (GISS) is a national initiative that provides action-oriented training for community and technical college trustees and presidents to assist them in data-informed governance to promote student success, equity and completion. 

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ACCT Searches

Selecting a president or chancellor is one of the most momentous decisions made by a board of trustees. The decision has far-reaching implications for the board, the college, and the community. ACCT is committed to providing membership services that meet the highest professional standards, are reliable, and the highest quality available.

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ACCT Now

ACCT Now

ACCT Now is the go-to resource for issues affecting community colleges. In addition to reporting and research, you’ll have access to of-the-moment legislative updates. We’ve also included articles, reports, and research from outside sources that benefit the ACCT community.

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