The AJCU Federal Relations Network
The AJCU Federal Relations Network is the lobbying arm of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. It is comprised of representatives from all twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. The network advocates for all Federal financial aid programs that are essential for providing access to higher education. Campus-based aid, Pell grants and Federal student loans are critical on Jesuit campuses and need to be preserved. The Vice President for Federal Relations, Cynthia Littlefield, works extensively on issues relating to appropriations, budget, taxes, and the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, including regulations, all of which impact Federal financial aid programs. The Network meets annually for a legislative conference, and participates in the annual Committee for Education Funding (CEF) Legislative Conference and Awards Dinner.