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Agency Budgets

AAU closely monitors and advocates for the budgets of federal agencies that are the primary funders of student financial aid and higher education programs, faculty scholarship, and basic scientific research that are vital to innovation and our nation’s economic competitiveness and national security.

Included in this section is budget information about education and research programs at:

AFRI     DOD     DOE     ED     NASA     NEH     NIH     NSF

See Also: Appropriations Tables, Innovation & Competitiveness, and Reducing Regulatory Burden.


Associations call on Congress to finalize FY17 appropriations, and not cut critical student aid and research programs.
A broad coalition of organizations sent a letter to all Members of Congress urging strong support for federal student aid programs.
CNSF letter to members of Congress calling for $8 billion for NSF in the FY18 budget.
CAS letter to House Members calling for FY18 funding increases in the NASA budget.
The following letter is for the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee to request that the National Science Foundation (NSF) receive at least $8 billion in funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.
On behalf of the organizations listed below, we write to express our strong support for the restoration of year-round Pell Grants in the Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.
National Endowment for the Humanities AAU budget table from FY14 to FY16.
FY2017 Department of Defense Research Funding Budget Table