NACAC, Title IV-A Coalition Advocate for State Educational Support Grants
NACAC, as part of the Title IV-A Coalition, issued a letter to Congress urging legislators to fund Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Title IV-A state block grants at $2 billion for FY 2023. Title IV-A provides federal block grants to states that can be used to fund college and career counseling programs, college preparatory coursework, school counselors, and other student supports. Write your member of Congress to encourage them to support our funding request. For more information, visit our Coalition web site.
NACAC Endorses Study Abroad Legislation
NACAC endorsed the bipartisan “Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Act,” named for the late Illinois senator who championed international education and study abroad during his tenure in Congress, as introduced by Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Roger Wicker (R-MS). The legislation helps institutions of higher education expand study abroad opportunities to nontraditional locations for underrepresented American college students. Study abroad is an important component of many institutions’ undergraduate educational programs, support for which is a part of NACAC’s commitment to advocacy for international student mobility.
Student loan forgiveness on hold pending federal court ruling
A federal appeals court judge issued an injunction against the Biden Administration’s student loan forgiveness proposal, potentially leaving millions of borrowers in limbo. The Biden Administration has appealed to the Supreme Court to review the case. At present, the Court’s decision about whether to review the Biden Administration’s appeal is pending.