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Monday, March 11, 2013

APLU-CGA Update 3.11.2013



To:       CGA

From:   A۰P۰L۰U Congressional and Governmental Affairs Staff




Earlier this week, five of the six presidential associations and NAFSA, finalized a shared immigration reform priorities document (attached) to help with advocacy efforts in Congress in support of higher education’s interests within the context of comprehensive immigration reform. 


A۰P۰L۰U and the other associations will share the document with key lawmakers and their staffs working on immigration reform.  The CGA is welcome to use and share the document for this purpose as well.



CGA are reminded to encourage Congressional staff to attend a briefing on university budgeting to be hosted by the University of Michigan on Thursday, March 14.  This event represents an opportunity for Congressional staff to learn about how a university actually finances and budgets for its operations.


Details of the briefing are as follows:


You Are Cordially Invited


to attend a briefing on

How a College Sets its Budget:

The Challenge of College Affordability


presented by


Phil Hanlon, University of Michigan Provost*


March 14, 2013

1-2:30 p.m.


In the Capitol Visitor Center

Congressional Meeting Room – South


RSVP:   bankc@umich.edu


The process of tuition-setting is a source of great confusion to policymakers and the public alike. One canard holds that increases in Pell Grant funding drive up tuitions, while another view holds that it is a competitive, market driven process. Neither of these is accurate. During this briefing Provost Hanlon will attempt to open the “black box” and shed light on how universities finance their operations. His presentation will cover topics such as sources of revenue, drivers of cost, and the factors that influence tuition rates in universities.  There will also be time for him to answer any questions you may have.


 *Provost Hanlon was named to become the next President of Dartmouth College starting July 1, 2013.

Immigration Reform Priorities 3 6 13 (Final)

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