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New Federal Rules for Career Education Will Protect Students, Taxpayers, and Access to Low-Cost Programs 

WASHINGTON, DC—The U.S. Department of Education (ED) completed a multi-year process today by releasing final regulations for career education programs that prepare students for “gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” These regulations will become effective on July 1, 2015. As determined by federal statute, the majority of gainful employment programs that exist today are offered by the more than 1,100 community and technical colleges in the United States. The final regulations contain a critical modification made in response to community college concerns with previous versions of the rule. 

WASHINGTON-The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Association Awards for community college trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff members.  

 

ACCT calls for reform to unbalanced federal loan default metrics. 

ACCT Congratulates 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Finalists

Washington, D.C.—The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) congratulates the ten community colleges named as finalists in the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.  The prize, awarded every two years, recognizes outstanding community colleges selected from a pool of more than 1,000 institutions.  It is awarded by The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization whose mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues.  The Aspen Prize, which awards a total of $1 million to the selected winners, is funded by Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and Lumina Foundation.

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August 6, 2014

WASHINGTON-The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Regional Awards for community college trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and  professional board staff members. The 2014 ACCT Awards are sponsored by Edfinancial Services, Inc.

ACCT's Regional Awards recognize the tremendous contributions made by trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff. 

"Community colleges have taken on new roles and increased responsibilities in recent years," said ACCT Chair and Westchester County Community College (N.Y.) Trustee LeRoy W. Mitchell.  "The individuals who have been selected to receive this important recognition are truly vital to their communities and regions."

July 22, 2014

Protecting Colleges And Students
Community College Strategies to Prevent Default 
The Association of Community College Trustees and the Institute for College Access & Success 

Protecting Colleges and Students, released by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), takes a unique look at student loan default at nine community colleges across the nation, and how those colleges are working to help students avoid default.  

 Read the press release

 

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