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Advocacy and Action: October 2019

Advocacy in Action provides business officers with the necessary knowledge and tools to speak up for the needs of their office. Find Advocacy and Action in the print version of Business Officer magazine or online at Read the latest edition here.

What Did I Miss in Washington: October 7, 2019

Part of NACUBO's bi-weekly newsletter, Current, "What Did I Miss in Washington?" provides timely insights on legislative, regulatory, and judicial actions, as well as updates on NACUBO’s advocacy activities, and more. Read the latest edition here.

Take Action

Tell Congress to Protect Student Aid

The House has passed an appropriations bill with across-the-board funding increases for student aid programs like Pell grants, work study, and TRIO. Show your support for student aid by reaching out directly to your Senators. Click here or text “STUDENTAID” to 52886 for a prompt to email or tweet to your Senators. You can support the campaign by tweeting with the #savestudentaid hashtag. As a member of the Student Aid Alliance, NACUBO supports these investments in America’s future.

Tell Lawmakers to Repeal the Parking Tax

Enacted as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the UBIT fringe benefit tax has caused distress to many higher education institutions and the broad nonprofit community. Text “UBIT” to 520886 or click here to receive a prompt to email your legislators and ask for the repeal of this tax. You can also use the #parktheparkingtax hashtag to share your support on social media.



Value of Higher Education

Colleges and universities provide immense value to students, communities, and society—and communicating that value is increasingly important. Business officers are uniquely positioned to articulate the value of higher education from a financial perspective. The tools below can be used for presentations, social media posts, media interviews, and more.

For the full toolkit, visit NACUBO's value of higher education page.

Video Resources

NACUBO partnered with a broad coalition of stakeholder organizations to produce these short, approachable, and highly informative videos on complex topics. NACUBO encourages its members to use and share these videos to explain how these policy areas affect campus operations.

Tax-Exempt Bonds


Facilities and Administrative Rates


2019 Perceptions and Priorities

NACUBO has created three new slide decks to accompany our 2019 Perceptions and Priorities statement. Each corresponds to a priority highlighted in the piece and can be used in presentations and on social media. A handful of slides illustrate the same concept in different ways, allowing members to tailor their presentations to their audiences. Download the slide decks below. Endnotes are also available.

Slide Deck 1: Household Income is Not Keeping Pace with the Cost of College Access

Slide Deck 2: Providing Quality Higher Education Requires Significant Investment

Slide Deck 3: Higher Education Provides a Lifetime of Value

Note: On July 8, 2019, NACUBO updated slide deck #3 to correct a transcription error on slide #14.

Find more information and a link to NACUBO's 2019 Perceptions and Priorities statement here.


Navigating Congress and the Administration

Find your Representatives

Use this search function on the official United States House of Representatives website to identify your member of congress. You can find your United States Senators here.

Navigate the Federal Regulatory System

Use this NACUBO curated list of federal resources to better keep tabs on what is happening in Washington and learn how it might affect you and your campus.


Liz Clark

Vice President, Policy and Research



Megan Schneider

Senior Director, Government Affairs