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Business Community Offers Support for 529 Legislation

A broad coalition of business groups and chambers of commerce joined AICUM in sending a letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey supporting legislation to create a state tax deduction for contributions that Massachusetts families make to their

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State House News Covers 529 Legislation Momentum

This morning, the State House News Service published an article detailing legislation that emerged last month from the Joint Committee on Revenue that creates a tax deduction for families saving for college in Massachusetts.   AICUM has long supported a

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AICUM Members Give Back to Veterans and their Families

Happy Veterans Day!   As we honor the men and women who have selflessly served our country, it’s important to recognize the important role of colleges and universities when it comes to serving veterans, active service-members and their families. AICUM

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11th Annual AICUM Dinner

Please join us for the 11th Annual AICUM Dinner!     This year we are celebrating the success of our graduates and the contributions of our colleges and universities to the innovation economy in the Commonwealth.   Monday, December 14,

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AICUM October Facts of the Month

Lowest Default Rate in the Nation Did You Know? Massachusetts has the lowest student loan default rate in the country at 6.4%.   AICUM colleges and universities lead the way with a student loan default rate of 3.74%.   Massachusetts

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AICUM September Facts of the Month

Enrollment Did You Know? Massachusetts is the only state in the nation where more students are enrolled at independent institutions of higher education than public institutions  Enrollment by Sector: Fall 2014  Source: The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Did You

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AICUM Urges Legislature to Support 529 College Savings Plans

Earlier today, AICUM President Richard Doherty testified in front of the state’s Joint Committee on Revenue about helping families save for college.   Families across the Commonwealth can relate to the difficulty of trying to save for your child’s college

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AICUM Featured on NECN’s DC Dialogue

AICUM President Richard Doherty joined NECN’s DC Dialogue hosts Eileen Curran and New England Council President Jim Brett last week to discuss higher education in New England and related issues before the current Congress and Administration.  Among the topics discussed,

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Boston Globe hosts PR Professionals for “AICUM FYI” Session

October 23, 2014    By Brad Freeman, Director of Public Policy & Advocacy   Massachusetts is home to many of the world’s leading colleges and universities and higher education is a vital component to the state’s economy.  As such, on almost

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Higher Ed Roundtable with Senator Stan Rosenberg

October 17, 2014       By Richard Doherty, AICUM President     Earlier this week, AICUM held a Presidents’ Only meeting at Emmanuel College, where we were joined by 25 presidents, along with senior staff representing presidents unable to

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