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December 5, 2019

HACU Applauds Senate Passage of the FUTURE Act

SAN ANTONIO, TX – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has issued the following statement supporting Senate passage of the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act:

“HACU applauds the passage of the amended FUTURE Act by the U.S. Senate, which permanently extends Title III, Part F of the Higher Education Act. This will allow $255 million of critical annual funding to continue to be invested in Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), as well as Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and other Minority-Serving Institutions,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “The bill’s passage will benefit nearly 6 million students, 4.5 million enrolled at HSIs alone.”

HACU thanks Senators Lamar Alexander (TN), Patty Murray (WA), Doug Jones (AL), and Tim Scott (SC) for their leadership and continued commitment to our institutions.

HACU looks forward to working with the House of Representatives to promptly pass the FUTURE Act and restore critical STEM funding to HSIs. 

About HACU
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain and school districts throughout the U.S. The Association’s headquarters are located in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Sacramento, California and Washington D.C. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Information is available at www.hacu.net.

CONTACT: 
Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia 
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing 
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities 
210-576-3206 
njgarcia@hacu.net