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  • 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 Statement on President Biden’s College Affordability Proposal

    Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on President Biden’s college affordability proposal.

  • APLU Statement on Congressional Deal on Coronavirus Relief and FY2021 Spending

    Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the congressional deal reached on coronavirus relief and Fiscal Year 2021 spending.

  • APLU Hails House Appropriations Committee Approval of FY20 Bill that Boosts Student Aid & Biomedical Research Funding

    Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement praising the House Appropriations Committee’s approval of the Fiscal Year 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies’ bill that increases funding for student aid and biomedical research.

  • APLU Report: Despite Recent Gains, Increasing African American & Hispanic Degrees in Engineering Seen as Key to Filling Employment Needs in High Tech Fields

    Washington, DC – Despite significant gains in recent years, not enough African American and Hispanic students are earning engineering degrees in the United States to fill the growing demand for high tech workers, according to a new report released today from APLU. The publication, which pulled data from the 2010-11 to 2015-16 academic years, is […]

  • APLU Statement on Trump Administration’s Reversal of Guidance on Race as a Factor in College Admissions

    Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s announcement that it will rescind guidance to colleges and universities on the use of race as a factor in admissions decisions.

  • APLU Expresses Strong Concerns with Senate Tax Provisions

    Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson yesterday wrote to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden detailing strong concerns that public research universities have with provisions in the version of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act that the Senate Finance Committee is expected to […]

  • APLU Statement on House Tax Reform Bill

    Washington, DC – APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, introduced today by U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX).

  • APLU Urges Swift Congressional Action to, At a Minimum, Codify DACA Provisions into Law

    Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months.

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