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  • APLU Statement on Congressional Deal on FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

    APLU President Mark Becker today issued the following statement on bipartisan, bicameral agreement on a Fiscal Year 2023 omnibus appropriations bill.

  • APLU Joins Effort With Higher Education Association Leaders to Improve Student Aid Offers and Price Transparency

    In an effort to improve the clarity and consistency of student financial aid offers, NASFAA — along with 10 higher education associations representing college presidents, financial aid offices, enrollment managers, and admissions counselors — today launched a task force with the goal of creating a set of principles and standards about what information should be […]

  • Boyer Commission Issues Blueprint for Advancing College Equity and Excellence in Follow Up to Landmark Report

    Washington, DC – In an effort to address persistent equity gaps in undergraduate educational outcomes, the Boyer 2030 Commission today issued a new blueprint for advancing equity, student success, and excellence in undergraduate education at research universities in the United States. The commission – composed of higher education, philanthropic, and business leaders and convened by […]

  • APLU Statement on President Biden’s Student Debt Forgiveness Action

    Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on President Biden’s student debt forgiveness policy.

  • APLU Statement on Congressional Proposal to Double Pell Grants

    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.

  • APLU & TIAA Institute Research Finds Innovative Approaches to Addressing Financial Aid, Structural Inequities, Key to Removing Barriers to Higher Education

    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.

  • APLU, Nearly 1,200 Colleges, Universities & Other Higher Education Organizations Call on Congress to Double the Maximum Pell Award

    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.

  • APLU Statement on U.S. Department of Education Guidance on Pandemic Relief Funding for Universities

    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).

  • APLU Statement on Final Passage of COVID-19 Relief Bill & Funding Projections for Universities

    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.

  • APLU Statement on Senate Republican Proposal for Smaller Pandemic Relief Package

    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.

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