Working in conjunction with our national counterpart, APSCU (Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities), the Coalition promotes policies that will protect our students’ access to federal financial aid at Title IV eligible institutions. The Coalition is an active member of the State Affairs Coordinating Council which monitors developments affecting career education in all fifty states and implements joint efforts to effect positive legislative and regulatory changes.
Presently the Coalition is part of a TASK FORCE with APSCU and many schools and organizations that is seeking restoration of Title IV Ability to Benefit eligibility for students without high school diplomas or their equivalent. We have helped initiate “Dear Colleague” letters in the House and Senate that are now being considered as part of the 2013 budget process. We are also trying to achieve a “fix” for the balance of the 2012 budget year because the ATB policy change is effective as of July 1, 2012.