Federal investments in student financial aid, faculty scholarship, and basic scientific research are vital to innovation, and our nation’s economic competitiveness and national security. AAU closely monitors and engages Congress and the Executive Branch in the annual federal budget and appropriations process to advocate for sustained and strong federal investments in: Pell Grants, Work-study, and other student financial aid programs; the research, STEM, and higher education programs at NIH, NSF, NASA, NEH, AFRI, and the Departments of Defense, Education, and Energy. Information about the annual budget process, AAU’s priorities, and summaries, statements, letters, and other materials are included in this section.
AAU, APLU Urge OMB to Continue to Prioritize Government-University Partnership in FY24 Budget Request
AAU Urges Lawmakers to Avoid Year-Long CR, Increase Federal Investments in Student Aid and Scientific Research
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AAU, Associations Respond to ED’s Proposal to Publish Annual List of “Low-Financial-Value” Postsecondary Programs
AAU, Associations Urge Senate Leaders to Support NDAA Provisions Making Investments in HBCUs and MSIs
Status of FY23 appropriations including the President’s FY23 Budget Request for AAU’s funding priorities at the Department of Energy including the Office of Science and ARPA-E.