Support Pell Grants!

Since their inception, the Federal financial aid programs have helped millions of students realize their dream of attending college. None of these programs are more important than Pell grants. Unfortunately, not all members of Congress recognize their importance and some are actively working to decrease funding for the Pell program. Send a letter to your Representative and Senators urging them to protect and invest in the Pell Grant program. … [Read more...]

Action Alert

Dear WACAC Members, As you know, much of the federal government was shut down on October 1, profoundly affecting millions of people. NACAC has created an action alert to encourage Congress to put an end to this standoff.  WACAC's Government Relations Committee invites you to share it with friends, family and colleagues: Sincerely, WACAC Government Relations Committee Photo from … [Read more...]

WACAC ACTION ALERT: Oppose Legislation That Would End Important Protections for Students and Taxpayers

Urge your legislator to vote no on the Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act today! Recently Representatives Foxx (R-NC-5), Kline (R-MN-2) and Hastings (D-FL-20) introduced The Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act (H.R. 2637), which would repeal and prohibit specific regulations that protect students and taxpayer dollars from waste, fraud and abuse by unscrupulous colleges. Specifically, the legislation would: Resurrect loopholes that allowed for-profit colleges to pay bonuses for increasing admission numbers at the expense of students. Amend the incentive compensation regulation to allow third-party service providers to enter into tuition sharing agreements and allow colleges to use incentive pay to compensate individuals for enrolling higher numbers of students. Repeal regulations designed to reign in abuses at schools that waste taxpayer dollars and leave students with unmanageable debt and worthless degrees. H.R. 2637 would put students and … [Read more...]