AAU joined six other higher education associations in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona requesting clear and comprehensive information on the department’s plans to resume student loan repayments on February 1, 2022.
The Coalition for National Science Funding, which includes AAU, sent a letter thanking the Appropriations committees in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate for their continued support in NSF funding for the Fiscal Year 2022.
AAU joined APLU, AAMC, and ACE on a letter to Senate leaders and the leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee to urge them to provide at least $26 billion in supplemental appropriations for federal research agencies in the next COVID-19 relief measure.
AAU and 19 other associations wrote to the Education Department to comment on the proposed final rule on borrower defenses to repayment. The letter outlines several concerns and says that as drafted, the proposed rule “would make asserting a successful claim functionally impossible.”
Ronald J. Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University, explores the history and rationale of indirect costs for university research, and addresses criticisms of the reimbursement in this commentary published by "Issues in Science and Technology."
AAU wrote to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA), urging them to include H.R. 795, the Employer Participation in Student Loan Assistance Act, in any upcoming tax package.