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AAU joined ACE and six other higher education associations in sending a comment letter asking the Department of Education to withdraw its proposed information collection on reporting requirements for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund program.
AAU joined six other higher education associations in sending a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona urging the Department of Education and the Biden administration to “develop and publicly share a clear plan to transition federal student loan borrowers back into repayment as soon as possible.”
AAU joined 86 associations and organizations in urging ED Secretary Miguel Cardona to remove the requirement that participants in TRIO programs be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

AAU, ACE, and 35 other organizations in the higher education community sent a letter to the Department of Education on topics that the department should consider as part of its stated intention to pursue negotiated rulemaking on programs under the Higher Education Act.

AAU submitted comments in response to a notice put out by the Department of Education in April of this year, regarding plans to review amendments made to Title IX by the last administration.
AAU joined ACE and 33 other higher education organizations on a letter to Education Secretary-designate Miguel Cardona to request the department provide critical guidance about emergency COVID-19 relief funding provided in the first and second Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.
AAU joined ACE and 18 other organizations to send a letter to acting Education Secretary Philip Rosenfelt to request a meeting to discuss the requirements for foreign gift and contract reporting under Section 117 of the Higher Education Act.
AAU joined ACE and 25 other higher education associations to submit comments on the Department of Education’s Notice of Interpretation on Section 117 enforcement.
AAU on joined ACE, APLU, and other higher education associations on a letter to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to highlight priority regulatory action the administration should take to modify previous executive branch actions that effect students, educators, and institutions.
AAU joined NASFAA and five other organizations to submit comments about the Education Department's proposed Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund’s annual data collection form.