Welcome to Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU)

The purpose of the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU) is to promote and protect the interests of independent higher education in Alabama and oversee scholarship fundraising efforts for students attending each of its fourteen member schools. AAICU was first founded in 1956 to benefit both students and member institutions through various fundraising activites.   

Our member colleges possess excellence in teaching and technology, low faculty- student ratios, high retention of students, and a unique, personal approach to education. These institutions teach students to master critical thinking skills, communicate effectively, gain an appreciation for the arts and humanities and a commitment to community service.

Creating Opportunities for Today's Students... Tomorrow's Leaders

Four AAICU Schools Tie for Top in Smart Ratings

17-Jul-2014

Data provided by Findthebest.com, (FTB) a site that provides analysis and information on a variety o..

Gov. Bentley Appoints AAICU Board Member to New Alabama Workforce Council

10-Jul-2014

Phillip C. "Chap" Jackson III has been appointed by Governor Bentley to represent the Alabama As..

Goodwyn Mills and Cawood Join the AAICU Business Partner Program!

31-Mar-2014

AAICU would like to welcome Goodwyn Mills and Cawood to the business partner program. Goodwyn Mi..

Metz Culinary Management Joins AAICU Business Partner Program!

31-Mar-2014

AAICU is proud to have Metz Culinary Management as the association’s newest business partner. ..

Certified Background Webinar this April.

26-Mar-2014

Dear AAICU Member Colleges: Like the name implies, CertifiedBackground. com is a nationwide..


     

    AAICU Student Advocacy

    Governor Bentley Establishes College and Career Ready Task Force

    16-Jan-2013

    Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced a statewide effort that will help students better p..

    Alabama Student Grant Program Talker

    09-Jan-2013

    Download our new Alabama Student Grant Program talker and see why it's a great investment for Al..

    TAKE ACTION! Sign the Support For Student Aid

    09-Nov-2011

    Click below to sign the Save Student Aid: Statement of Support!!! http://action.studentaidallian..

    What the Debt Deal Means for Higher Ed

    03-Aug-2011

    A key piece of the deal is $17 billion toward the funding of the Pell Grant program in FY 2012 and F..

    Governor makes history by signing first bill into law; future education budgets to be more fiscally

    17-Mar-2011

    HB 57 by Rep. Greg Canfield, R-Vestavia, ends the practice of relying on revenue estimates that exte..

     

        

    AAIC Business Partners

     Cost Savings Opportunities For Our Members::

    CCCS names E&I as new Group Purchasing Organization

    04-Feb-2014

    The Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS) announced today that E&I Cooperative Services (E&a..

    Save with ScholarBuys on Microsoft Products!

    19-Feb-2013

    Many of our schools are already involved and saving on Microsoft products by utilizing the follo..

    ScholarBuys Microsoft Update

    19-Feb-2013

    Attention AAICU Members: Many of our colleges already make purchases for their campuses..

    Update for CFO's, Facilities and Purchasing Managers

    19-Feb-2013

    GPO Contract with E&I Cooperative Replaces Provista through the Coalition for College Cost S..

    FREE Cost Analysis Available!

    25-Aug-2011

    Nelnet Transaction Solutions (NTS), a division of Nelnet Business Solutions, offers credit card proc..