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Trending State Issues in Higher Education

Many higher education policy issues are developed or impacted by state lawmakers across the country. NACUBO is tracking many of these legislative trends, how they arise in different states, and how they may ultimately interact with federal lawmaking efforts.
 

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State Trend Policy Briefs

Student-Athlete Compensation

States have led the charge in passing legislation that allows student-athletes to be compensated by external entities for use of their name, image, and likeness related to their participation in college and university athletics.

How do these state laws interact with federal concerns? How has the NCAA?

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Free College Programs

Many state and local governments have created "free college" programs, often referred to as Promise Programs. These programs differ widely across the country in structure, funding source, participant eligibility, and other critical features.

What do some of these programs look like and is there a chance for a federal "free college" program?

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Data Privacy and Protection

As students, lawmakers, and the general public become increasingly concerned with issues of data privacy and data protection, how are states drafting laws to respond?

With many data privacy concerns arising from digital platforms that cross state lines, is there a role for the federal government to play?

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NACUBO Materials

  • COVID-19 Research. NACUBO Polls, Spring 2020: NACUBO has conducted member polls on a variety of COVID-19-specific topics. Summaries of these findings and related graphics and data will help colleges and universities compare their own COVID-19 responses with those from schools across the country. 
  • Transcript Withholding. Business Officer Magazine, Jan/Feb 2020: Balancing Student Success with Repayment. An examination of a new California law that prohibits colleges and universities from withholding transcripts for nonpayment.
  • State Appropriations. NACUBO In Brief Podcast Episode: A discussion of the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) 2018 Report on state-by-state higher education funding.

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