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June 16, 2021
Washington, DC – APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the introduction of a bill in the House and Senate that would double the maximum Pell Grant award and expand the program’s eligibility to Dreamers.
June 10, 2021
Washington, DC – Enhancing financial assistance programs and confronting racial and socioeconomic inequities are critical to addressing college affordability and student debt challenges, according to research released today by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Powered by Publics initiative and TIAA Institute.
March 25, 2021
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities today joined nearly 1,200 organizations, including nearly 900 colleges and universities in calling on Congress to double the maximum Pell Grant.
March 19, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on new guidance from the U.S. Department of Education on the use of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) grants authorized under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA).
March 10, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on final passage of the American Rescue Plan Act. APLU also released projections of how much funding public and non-profit private colleges and universities will receive from the legislation.
February 1, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding a proposal from 10 Senate Republicans for a smaller Covid-19 relief package.
January 20, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement praising the series of Executive Orders that President Biden is scheduled to sign on his first day in office.
January 14, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Peter McPherson tonight released a statement on President-elect Biden’s proposed COVID-19 relief package.
July 20, 2020
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, American Association of Community Colleges, and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities today called on Congress to ensure public institutions of higher education are included in much-needed coronavirus response tax relief. The letter calls on lawmakers to ensure that public institutions of higher education are made eligible for the previously enacted paid leave tax credit, employee retention tax credit, and any additional critical support created in Phase IV in the same way private nonprofit and for-profit colleges and universities are eligible.
July 1, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on the Lifting Our Communities through Advance Liquidity for Infrastructure (LOCAL Infrastructure Act), which U.S. Senator Roger F. Wicker (R-MS) and U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced today.