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Advocacy and Action: October 2019
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.
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.
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.
Facilities and Administrative Rates
2019 Perceptions and Priorities
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.