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Advocacy Letters

As the voice of the college admission counseling profession, NACAC regularly sends letters to Congress, the Department of Education, and other relevant agencies and organizations, often in collaboration with other education advocacy organizations and coalitions. See the advocacy letters NACAC has sent this year regarding our federal and state policy priorities below.

NACAC Supports Efforts to Relief Defrauded Student Loan Debt 

57 organizations released a letter supporting Congressional efforts to protect students who were fraudulently deceived or whose schools engaged in other illegal conduct by enabling them access to relief from their student debts (December 2019).

Higher Education Associations Oppose Foreign Gift Disclosure Expansion

NACAC joined a group of 30 higher education organizations in comments to the Department of Education opposing the proposed expansion of reporting requirements for colleges and universities that receive monetary gifts from foreign countries (November 2019). 

College Affordability Coalition Urges Senate to Pass Comprehensive Higher Education Act Reauthorization

NACAC and other members of the College Affordability Coalition wrote Senate HELP Committee leadership to encourage a comprehensive Higher Education Act reauthorization that prioritizes equity and affordability (October 2019).

NACAC Urges Funding for Pell Grants

NACAC joined 62 other organizations in a letter urging Senate appropriators to continue their support for the Pell Grant by keeping all Pell Grant funds in the Pell program (October 2019).

NACAC Joins Education Association Amicus Brief in Support of DACA

NACAC, American Council on Education, and 42 other education associations submitted an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to uphold the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program (October 2019). 

NACAC Expresses Support for Jumpstart on College Act

NACAC joined 37 fellow members of the College in High School Alliance in expressing support for the Jumpstart on College Act, introduced by Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) and Senator Edward Markey (D-MA), which would provide grant funding to support college in high school programs (September 2019). 

NACAC Joins New College Affordability Coalition

NACAC was one of 25 inaugural organizations to join the College Affordability Coalition, a new coalition formed to advocate for needed federal investments and protections in order to promote more equitable outcomes within our higher education system (July 2019).

Education and Military Organizations Encourage Passage of DOD Tuition Assistance Amendment

NACAC and other 25 other student, education, military, and veterans service organizations encouraged Congress to include Representative Shalala's (D-FL) amendment requiring the Secretary of Defense to review and publish the amount of DOD Tuition Assistance funding institutions of higher education receive in the final FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (July 2019).

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