NAFSA is urging Congress to support robust funding of international education programs as part of FY2023 appropriations. We request Congress provide $1.1 billion for the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and $161 million for the Education Department’s Title VI and Fulbright-Hays programs.NA


Policy Recommendations

Policy & Advocacy Resources

  • On March 31, 107 U.S. House members signed a letter in support of $1.1 billion in FY2023 to support critical programs under the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 
  • On April 27, 100 U.S. House members signed a letter in support of increased fiscal 2023 funding for Title VI international education and language learning programs at the U.S. Department of Education. The bipartisan letter, led by Reps. David Price (D-NC) and Young Kim (R-CA), urges the leaders of the House Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee to provide a total of $161.1 million for these programs in FY2023. This request, for $141.1 million for Title VI and $20 million for Fulbright-Hays programs, would bring the funding back to pre-2011 levels, adjusted for inflation.  

Take Action

  • A Senate sign-on letter requesting $1 billion for international education and exchange programs of the Department of State is now circulating. Organized by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), the deadline for his office to add new signatures is May 10. Urge your senators to get onboard!