Arlington, VA (Dec 11, 2019) – The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) expressed its support today for legislation approved by Congress that would provide a permanent stream of funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and other minority-serving institutions (MSI).
“I’m pleased that members of Congress were able to work together and resolve their differences to pass this important legislation,” said Joyce Smith, the association’s CEO. “I hope they are able to build off this momentum to pass a full reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, which is overdue.”
In addition to providing funding for MSIs, the legislation streamlines the process for families applying for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and eliminates several questions that families were required to answer on the FAFSA.
NACAC urges the president to sign the legislation into law.
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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