NACAC Continues to Oppose Executive Order on Federal Regulations

Arlington, VA (March 10, 2017) — NACAC was one of 137 organizations to sign a letter last week urging President Donald Trump to withdraw his Jan. 30 executive order requiring federal agencies to eliminate two federal regulations for every new one implemented.

This is NACAC’s most recent effort to encourage Trump to rescind the order.
The association previously released a statement and signed another letter expressing concern about the executive order, which also requires that any new rule be measured against its monetary costs.

In its initial statement, NACAC noted that federal rules “are designed to protect the rights or safety of US citizens and to protect taxpayer dollars from waste, fraud, and abuse.”

“For example, federal law bans colleges and universities from using incentive compensation when recruiting students,” the NACAC statement noted. “This helps ensure that college recruiters have the students’ best interests in mind, rather than their own financial interests.”

Read the latest letter.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of nearly 16,000 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 NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP).

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