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APSCU Applauds Introduction of "The Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act"

Washington, DC, February 13, 2015 – Following the introduction of "The Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act" H.R. 970, APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson, released the following statement:

"We appreciate that leaders in Congress recognize the U.S. Department of Education's out of control approach to regulations and seek to stop this over indulgence until reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. A recent Senate Task Force noted, the U.S. Department of Education's 'increasing appetite for regulation' results in problematic regulations, which are unnecessarily voluminous and too often ambiguous, creating compliance difficulties for institutions.


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APSCU Files Motion for Summary Judgment in Gainful Employment Regulation Litigation


Washington, DC, February 6, 2015 – Today, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, representing over 1,400 institutions educating millions of students, filed a motion for summary judgment in its suit challenging the U.S. Department of Education's new "gainful employment" regulation (APSCU v. Arne Duncan).

In 2012, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia invalidated the Department's prior effort to impose a "gainful employment" regulation because a central part of the regulation lacked a reasoned basis and "was not based on any facts at all." As APSCU explained in its brief filed today, the Department has adopted a regulation that is even "more irrational and arbitrary" than the vacated regulation. APSCU's motion asks the Court to "hold unlawful the Department's new rule and repudiate the Department's stubborn disregard for controlling law and administrative procedure."


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  • APSCU Files Suit Against Anti-Student Gainful Employment Regulation (11/06/2014)

    Today, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU), representing over 1,400 institutions educating millions of students, filed suit challenging the U.S. Department of Education’s new gainful employment regulation.

  • APSCU Offers Comments on the Higher Education Affordability Act (08/29/2014)

    APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson sent a letter to U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) with comments on the Higher Education Affordability Act (HEAA), the discussion draft proposal for the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

  • APSCU Statement on Senate HELP Committee Majority Staff Report (07/30/2014)

    Following the release of a report on Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits from U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, APSCU's vice president of military and veterans affairs Michael Dakduk released the following statement.

  • APSCU Announces 2014 Achievement Award Winners (06/04/2014)

    APSCU announced the recipients of the 2014 Achievement Awards. This year, APSCU will honor the accomplishments of an educator and a graduate within the private sector college community.

 

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