Diversity in Admission
NACAC recently updated its information on diversity in admission in anticipation of the upcoming Fisher v. UT Austin Supreme Court decision. NACAC Compliance Center
Stay up to date on the latest federal regulations regarding college admission.Shopping Sheet
The Department of Education has released a new Financial Aid Shopping Sheet, which represents the largest effort to standardize aid award letters to date. Undocumented Students and College Access
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been busy designing a new path to
citzenship for undocumtented students, following the president's
comments on immigration during his second innaugural address.
Budget and Appropriations
Find here information on annual appropriations Congress provides for
13 agencies, including the U.S. Department of Education. NACAC
regularly advocates on behalf of federal education programs that
support college awareness, school counseling, access to college
preparatory coursework, financial aid for colleges, and other education
Diversity on Campus
NACAC has collected resources for counseling and admission professionals in pursuit and maintenance of diversity on campus.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 authorized the
funding of federal K-12 education programs. The most recent version of
ESEA was the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. The law is overdue
for reauthorization and NACAC is working with the 112th Congress to
improve college counseling in the next version of ESEA.
Higher Education Act
Resources for college counseling and admission professionals related
to the Higher Education Act (HEA) and related legislation, including
the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the College Cost Reduction and
Access Act, and the Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act.
Resources for counseling and admission professionals interested in the benefits and availability of rigorous curricula.
Private Student Loans
Find out what steps and provisions are being taken in order to ensure
that private student lending outside of the federal loan programs is
carefully monitored to ensure that student and family concerns are being
Student Aid Program Integrity
governs practice in recruitment, admission, and enrollment at member
institutions. At the federal level, NACAC advocates for legislation and
regulations that promote ethical admission practices and reduce the
potential for waste, fraud, and abuse.
Scholarships and Financial Aid Resources
For college counseling and admission professionals looking to learn
more about navigating information on scholarships and financial aid.
Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA)
Legislation to invest billions of dollars directly in students and
families by ending the Federal Family Education Loan Program. Savings
would be used to increase the maximum Pell Grant award, grow student
college access and completion programs, simplify the FAFSA form, and
provide loan forgiveness for active servicemen and women called up to
duty during the academic year.
aid and other higher education-related resources for veterans, active
duty service members and National Guard members.