Wednesday, May 30, 2018

NACAC Action Alert - Urge Your Representative to Oppose the PROSPER Act

Our records indicate that you have previously completed an Action Alert for NACAC. We invite you to urge your Representative to oppose the PROSPER Act by completing our Action Alert here
The Higher Education Act (HEA) was signed into law in 1965 with the intent of expanding opportunity and access to higher education in the United States. Since its creation, HEA has been reauthorized eight times; last renewed in 2008, HEA is currently up for reauthorization, which provides Congress the opportunity to make changes to the current law.
The Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity Through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act (H.R.4508) was passed out of committee by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and is now eligible to be brought to the House floor for debate. According to some Congressional staff members, Speaker Paul Ryan plans to do so in the coming weeks.
NACAC strongly opposes many of the provisions set forth by the PROSPER Act. Among the negative elements of the bill, the PROSPER Act:
  • disinvests in need-based student financial aid; 
  • eliminates the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant; 
  • eliminates subsidized student loans; 
  • eliminates Public Service Loan Forgiveness, which benefits college admission counseling professionals; and 
  • eliminates or weakens a number of safeguards intended to protect students against unscrupulous, predatory institutions.​
The PROSPER Act is bad for students, educators, and taxpayers. Urge your Representative to oppose it.

Thank you,
NACAC Government Relations

Monday, May 14, 2018

Register now for NACAC's Guiding the Way to Inclusion Conference...

July 29 - Aug. 1
Washington, DC | The Westin Georgetown
Explore Campus Diversity, Multicultural Recruitment, and More!
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About the Program
Now in its 39th year, Guiding the Way to Inclusion (GWI) showcases best practices for increasing access, diversity, and inclusion in higher education and fosters collaboration with key stakeholders in the college admission process.

This year's program heads to Washington, DC July 29 - Aug. 1
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Education Session Offerings
Admission professionals working at postsecondary or secondary institutions and community-based providers are invited to explore a variety of issues related to access, diversity, and inclusion, from homelessness and higher education to new models for transfer admission.
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NEW: Off-site Meetings with Local Organizations
Attendees will have the opportunity to attend off-site meetings with local organizations and associations committed to access and success, advocacy, and diversity. Attendees will indicate their preferred meetings during registration.
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Book Your Hotel
Conference events, with the exception of the off-site meetings, will be held at The Westin Georgetown.

GWI attendees are eligible for a discounted hotel rate at The Westin Georgetown. The housing block will close when all rooms are sold out or by July 9.
More hotel information
Book Your Travel
Washington, DC is serviced by three major airports (DCA, BWI, IAD) and is easily accessible by train (Union Station - WAS).

Travel discounts are available for conference attendees who elect to book with Delta, United, or Amtrak. See the travel page for more information.
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Stay Connected and Win Prizes!
Don't miss your chance to win fun prizes through social media challenges!
  • Follow @NACACedu on Twitter and use #nacacgwi to participate.
  • Join our Facebook group - NACAC Guiding the Way to Inclusion (GWI) - to participate in social media challenges and to connect with fellow attendees before, during, and after the conference.
Contact Kellie Kirstein for more information.