NACAC Urges Passage of Funding Bill for Minority-Serving Institutions

Michael Rose

Arlington, VA (Sept. 19, 2019) – The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) expressed its disappointment today that the US Senate did not approve legislation that would provide funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and other minority-serving institutions.

Federal funding for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; student completion; and infrastructure programs benefiting these institutions will expire on Oct. 1. Bipartisan and bicameral legislation to extend funding for those programs passed the House earlier this week, but unfortunately, the Senate refused to approve the bill.

The impacted colleges play a critical role in educating our nation’s students. NACAC urges the Senate to approve the legislation as soon as possible.       


The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 15,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the association's Code of Ethics and Professional Practices.

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