Credit: Elon University (NC)

A champion for private, nonprofit higher education

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Protecting the "i" in independent

NAICU IS A PROACTIVE CHAMPION AND ADVOCATE FOR PRIVATE, NONPROFIT HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES

Protecting the independence of private, nonprofit institutions, and ensuring that all students, regardless of family income, have access to higher education, are the prisms through which NAICU views its policy choices and courses of action.  In its simplest form, NAICU’s policy mission has three parts:

  • Ensuring that student aid programs continue to provide all Americans with access to the college of their choice.
  • Promoting tax policy that helps families save and pay for college, and also helps private colleges fulfill their distinctive missions.
  • Seeking appropriate regulation of private, nonprofit colleges and universities that is sensitive to their diversity and independence, while addressing society’s needs.

To achieve these goals, NAICU meets with policymakers; advocates on behalf of its member institutions; provides analysis, insight, and guidance on legislation, regulations, and other policy developments; devises collective strategies among key stakeholders; and keeps members informed and involved every step of the way.  

Click here for a more complete list of key issues that NAICU is working on.

Student Aid

With its members, NAICU ensures adequate funding for core student aid programs, and protects those programs from excessive cuts.

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Tax Policy

NAICU works to maintain federal support for students and families through the current levels of tax benefits.

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Regulation

Tracking and responding to the growing regulatory demands placed on higher education institutions is a NAICU priority.

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Student Aid Data Sheets

Federal Student Aid Awarded, by State and Congressional District 2013-2014.

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