Position Statements

  1. NACE, Higher Ed Associations Express Concern Over Proposed Cuts in Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill

    In a letter to the chair and ranking members of U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, NACE joined with other higher ed associations to express concern about proposed funding levels for FY2024 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies funding bill.

  2. NACE Joins Higher Ed Associations in Asking Congressional Committees to Streamline SNAP Requirements for College Students Facing Food Insecurity

    In a letter to the chairs and ranking members of U.S. House and U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, NACE and other higher ed urged the officials to streamline SNAP requirements to make benefits more accessible to college students struggling with food insecurity.

  3. NACE Joins Other Higher Ed Associations in Comments to DOE About Third Party Servicers and Institutions

    NACE joined other higher ed associations to provide comments to the U.S. Department of Education regarding the department’s Dear Colleague Letter about third-party servicers and institutions.

  4. Position Statement: The Critical Importance of Institutional First-Destination/Post-Graduation Surveys

    NACE expects that all higher education institutions will assess the career and employment outcomes for their graduates though a first-destination/post-graduation survey.

  5. Unpaid Internships And The Need For Federal Action

    This paper examines the characteristics of a legitimate internship and the conditions under which such an experience can be engaged on an unpaid basis.

  6. NACE Position Statement: Tax Reform

    In this position statement sent to Congressional leadership, NACE explains its opposition to the elimination of Section 117(d) of the tax code.

  7. NACE Joins HE Associations in Supporting the Dream and Promise Act of 2019

    NACE joined with more than 35 other higher education associations in March 2019 to support H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019.

  8. NACE Position Statement: Classroom to Careers Act of 2019

    NACE endorses the bipartisan Classroom to Careers Act of 2019, which allows schools to support students engaged in cooperative education to use federal work/study funds to underwrite the compensation students receive from some private-sector firms.

  9. NACE JOINS HE ASSOCIATIONS IN SUPPORTING COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY ACT LEGISLATION

    NACE joined with other higher education associations in supporting H.R. 4674, the College Affordability Act.

  10. NACE Weighs in on Accreditation Provisions of CAA

    In January 2020, NACE expressed concern over accreditation-related provisions of the College Affordability Act to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

  11. NACE Advocacy: Coronavirus Legislative and Regulatory Issues

    In March 2020, as a member of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, NACE signed on to a number of position statements aimed at improving legislation ameliorating the effects of the coronavirus crisis or dealing with regulatory actions that may hamper the response.

  12. NACE Position Statement: ICE Pronouncement Regarding International Students and Online Classes

    NACE condemns ICE’s ruling regarding international students who, as determined by their colleges and universities in response to the public health crisis, may need to take courses online and urges ICE to reconsider its ruling.

  13. NACE Joins ACE, Others in Calling for Reconsideration of ICE Rules for International Students

    In partnership with nearly 100 higher education associations and organizations, NACE sent a letter to acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf opposing ICE’s July 5 guidance on international students and asking that the administration reconsider its position.

  14. NACE, Other Higher Education Associations Call for Withdrawal of Executive Order Disrupting Workplace Diversity Training

    NACE, as part of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, signed on to a letter calling on President Trump to withdraw Executive Order 13950.

  15. NACE, Higher Ed Associations Extend Offer of Help to President Biden With COVID-19 Response

    NACE joined with more than 50 other higher education associations in communicating to President Biden the higher ed community’s willingness to help with the administration’s COVID-19 response efforts.

  16. Request to Department of Education to Clarify Use of HEERF II Funds

    In a January 28, 2021, letter to Acting Secretary of Education Phil Rosenfelt, NACE, along with more than 50 other associations in the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, asked that the Depart of Education clarify that Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II) funds can be used to help all students, including undocumented and DACA recipients.

  17. Supporting United States as Destination of Choice for International Students, Scholars

    NACE, as part of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat (WHES), encouraged U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to support international students and restore the United States as a destination of choice for international students and scholars. The January 27, 2021, letter outlined several actions Secretary Blinken could take in his role.

  18. NACE Voices Concerns About OPT Delays

    In a January 26, 2021, letter to David Peske, Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, NACE, along with the American Council on Education and more than 50 other higher education associations in the Washington Higher Education Secretariat (WHES), expressed concerns about delays in Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorizations.

  19. NACE, Higher Ed Associations Ask State Department for Briefing on Presidential Proclamation 10043

    NACE, along with more than 50 other higher education associations that form the Washington Higher Education Secretariat (WHES), asked the U.S. Department of State to provide a briefing on the implications Presidential Proclamation 10043.

  20. Comments on Title IX Public Hearing

    NACE, in conjunction with more than 50 other associations in the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, provided comments to U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, on improving enforcement of Title IX.

  21. NACE Details Support for Federal Investments in Financial Aid, Institutional Support

    In a June 11 letter to the chairs of both the House and Senate Appropriations Committee, NACE and its partners in the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, asked for federal support for a range of programs and services affecting higher education and the workforce.

  22. NACE Supports Tax Proposals Tied to American Jobs and American Families Plans

    NACE and the Washington Higher Education Secretariat urged House and Senate leaders to include a variety of tax proposals into legislation that incorporates the American Jobs and American Families plans.

  23. NACE Calls on U.S. Congress to Investigate and Address Threats to HBCUs

    The National Association of Colleges and Employers joined with more than 50 higher education associations in calling on the U.S. Congress to take immediate action to investigate and address the threats made to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

  24. NACE Issues Comments on Proposed Fee Increased to Nonimmigrant Visa Applications

    The National Association of Colleges and Employers and its partners in the Washington Higher Education Secretariat issued comments to the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the U.S. Department of State regarding proposed adjustments to the fees associated with several nonimmigrant visa applications, including F-1 student visas and J-1 exchange visitors.

  25. NACE Supports Open Academic Inquiry and Debate on Campus

    NACE joined with its partners in the Washington Higher Education Secretariat in issuing a statement supporting free and open academic inquiry and debate on campus.

  26. NACE and Higher Ed Partners Provide Recommendations for Final COMPETES Act Bill

    As part of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, the National Association of Colleges and Employers signed on to a letter to U.S. Senate and House leadership regarding development of a final bill based on S.1260 (the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act – USICA) and HR.4521 (the COMPETES Act of 2022). The letter cites issues with and provides recommendations around new research security provisions, reporting requirements, workforce development programs, international education programs, and STEM immigration provisions.

  27. NACE Joins With Coalition to Urge Congress to Support Mental Health Legislation

    The National Association of Colleges and Employers joined with nearly 100 organizations to urge Congress to support and prioritize the mental and behavioral health needs of students of higher education through meaningful legislation.

  28. NACE Comments on Proposed Changes to Title IX Regulations

    In September 2022 and two separate letters, the National Association of Colleges provided comments to the Department of Education (DOE) with comments about proposed changes to Title IX regulations.

  29. NACE, Other Higher Ed Associations Issue Joint Statement on Transcript Withholding Policies

    In October 2022, the National Association of Colleges and Employers joined with other higher education associations in issuing a statement calling for clear, fair transcript withholding policies.

  30. NACE, Other Higher Ed Associations Urge Congress to Provide Permanent Protection for Dreamers

    In October 2022, the National Association of Colleges and Employers joined with other higher education associations in issuing a statement calling for clear, fair transcript withholding policies.

  31. NACE Urges VA to Delay Transition to New Enrollment Management System

    As part of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to delay transition to a new enrollment management system until summer 2023.

  32. NACE Provides Comments to DOE on Proposed Changes to HEA Repayment Plan

    NACE joined other higher ed associations to provide comments to the U.S. Department of Education on the proposed changes to the REPAYE income-driven repayment plan under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA).

  33. NACE Provides Comments to DHS on USCIS Proposed Rule

    NACE joined other higher ed associations to provide comments to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security regarding a proposed rule to adjust certain fees charged by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).