Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
An association dedicated to excellence in learning, discovery and engagement that supports high-quality public higher education and its member institutions as they perform their teaching, research, and public service roles while providing a forum for the discussion and development of policies affecting higher education and the public interest.
Association of Texas Lenders for Education (ATLE)
A statewide association composed of schools, lenders, secondary markets, guarantors, servicers and others who fund guaranteed student loans primarily through the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) to students from Texas or attending Texas institutions.
Career College Association (CCA)
An association dedicated to access, integrity, accountability and excellence in career and professional higher education for their members and the students they serve.
The College Board
A national not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to prepare, inspire, and connect students to college and opportunity with a commitment to the principles of excellence and equity, embodied in its programs, services, activities, and concerns.
Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)
A nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the expansion of educational opportunities throughout the United States working in conjunction with colleges, universities, and agencies that host TRIO Programs to help low-income students enter college and graduate.
The Council of Independent Colleges
A national service organization for all small and mid-sized, independent, liberal arts colleges and universities that does not lobby, but rather focuses on providing services to campus leaders as well as seminars, workshops, and programs that assist institutions in improving educational programs, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility.
The Education Trust
A nonprofit organization that works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre-kindergarten through college, and forever closing the achievement gaps that separate low-income students and students of color from other youth.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
With a focus on Hispanic success in higher education, this organization promotes the development of member colleges and universities; improves access to and the quality of postsecondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and meets the needs of business, industry and government through the development and sharing of resources, information and expertise.
Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc. (ICUT)
A nonprofit association that serves as the voice for Texas' fully accredited private colleges and universities and helps policymakers recognize the importance and value of the independent sector of higher education by successfully articulating the sector's needs and aspirations.
National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
This association promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students while providing a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas pertaining to academic.
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
An association that supports and advances the work of counseling and enrollment professionals as they help all students realize their full educational potential, with particular emphasis on the transition to postsecondary education.
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)
This association represents the interests of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and predominantly black institutions (PBIs) with the executive, legislative, regulatory and judicial branches of federal and state government and with corporations, foundations, associations and non-governmental organizations while providing member services and international advocacy.
National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
An association representing chief administrative and financial officers through a collaboration of knowledge and professional development, advocacy, and community with a vision of defining excellence in higher education business and financial management.
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
The association serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education and represents private colleges and universities on policy issues with the federal government, such as those affecting student aid, taxation, and government regulation.
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
A national professional association that promotes the professional preparation, effectiveness, support, and diversity of persons and organizations involved in the administration of student financial aid; facilitates communication throughout its community; and encourages and promotes programs that remove financial barriers to ensure student access to postsecondary education.
National College Access Network (NCAN)
An organization committed to improving access to and success in postsecondary education for first-generation, underrepresented and low-income students by helping a network of state and local college access programs provide counseling, advice, and financial assistance while sharing best practices, leadership and technical assistance, helping communities create new programs, and advocating for public policy in support of the students served.
National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER)
Formerly known as NCHELP, this association represents a nationwide network of guaranty agencies, secondary markets, lenders, loan servicers, collection agencies, schools and other organizations involved in the administration and servicing of federal and alternative student loans. NCHER members promote student access and choice for postsecondary education and training.
National Indian Education Association (NIEA)
A membership based organization committed to increasing educational opportunities and resources for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students while protecting cultural and linguistic traditions.
State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)
An association focused on helping member states develop and sustain excellent systems of higher education while promoting cooperative relationships with federal agencies, colleges and universities, and higher education and other associations in the collection and exchange of data and information, development of standard definitions and practices, conduct of studies, and developing of higher education in the interest of the public.
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps government and education leaders in its 16 member states work together to advance education and improve the social and economic life of the region.
Southwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SWASFAA)
An organization dedicated to promoting the professional preparation, effectiveness, recognition and association of student financial aid administrators within the five state region of the southwest, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO)
A nonprofit, voluntary, professional educational association of cooperating collegiate level institutions whose purpose is to advance professionally the work in the offices of admissions, records, registration and other related functions among institutions of higher learning.
Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA)
A statewide association promoting effective student financial aid programs for Texas, facilitating communication among members, sponsoring activities in the financial aid field, and promoting professional development and competency.
Texas Association for College Admissions Counseling (TACAC)
A Texas membership association fostering ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the process of planning for postsecondary education with the highest of standards while promoting and protecting student interest, developing professional competencies, educating those involved in the process and the meeting the professional needs of individuals involved in admission procedures.
The Texas State Conference of branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and its activities.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
An African American higher education assistance organization focused on enhancing the quality of education by providing financial assistance to deserving students, raising operating funds for member colleges and universities, and increasing access to technology for students and faculty at historically black colleges and universities.
The Women's College Coalition
An association of women's colleges and universities — public and private, independent and church-related, two- and four-year — in the United States and Canada whose primary mission is the education and advancement of women.
Work College Consortium
A consortium organized to enhance the connections of various undergraduate work experiences with the academic programs at the member institutions while developing and refining a model for assessing learning from work experiences, assisting each of the work colleges in their improvement efforts, and promoting the dissemination of effective student work-learning practices more widely throughout American postsecondary educational institutions.
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance
An independent source of advice and counsel to Congress and the Secretary of Education on student financial aid policy providing extensive knowledge and understanding of federal, state, and institutional programs of postsecondary student assistance, technical expertise, and recommendations for the maintenance of access to postsecondary education for low- and middle income students.
Center for the Study of College Student Retention (CSCSR)
Provides retention resources to individuals and the educational community with the latest research findings regarding the retention of students in higher education.
Closing the Gaps by 2015
A statewide plan directed at closing educational gaps within Texas, as well as between Texas and other states concerning gaps in student participation, student success, excellence, and research.
Educational Policy Institute (EPI)
A non-profit organization dedicated to the study of issues related to the expansion of quality educational opportunities for low-income and other historically-underrepresented students through high-level research and analysis while providing educational leaders and policymakers requisite information for programmatic and policy decision-making.
The Federal Register is the official daily publication for final rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
Federal Student Aid
An organization created to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)
A Department of Education site for financial aid professionals, banks, lenders, institutions and guarantee agencies with an online library containing announcements, guidance letters, and other materials regarding the administration of the Federal Student Aid programs.
Lumina Foundation for Education
A private, independent foundation helping people achieve their potential by expanding access to and success in education beyond high school while addressing issues that affect access and educational attainment among all students, particularly underserved student groups, including adult learners.
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education, located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences.
This website is the official compilation of Texas government electronic resources, both at the state and local levels, and an index of Texas governmental or taxing authority websites and services.
Texas Education Agency (TEA)
A state agency charged with responsibility for maintaining education assessment and accountability, supporting public and charter schools, and providing equitable and adequate student access.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
A state agency charged with providing leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system.
Texas Legislature Online
This website contains Texas legislative information provided by the Texas Legislative Council.
Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer
A state level liaison to the U.S. Bureau of the Census for better dissemination of Texas census data.
The Civil Rights Project
Designed to help renew the civil rights movement by bridging the worlds of ideas and action, to be a preeminent source of intellectual capital within that movement, and to deepen the understanding of the issues that must be resolved to achieve racial and ethnic equity as society moves through the great transformation of the 21st century.
This website provides U.S. legislative information.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
U.S. Census Bureau
The leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Federal agency charged with ensuring equal access to education and promoting educational excellence.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
A regional organization created to facilitate resource sharing among the higher education systems of the West.