NASFAA On the Record Archive

NASFAA Urges House Leaders to Maintain Pell Funding in Debt Ceiling Package
NASFAA President Justin Draeger urges House leaders to maintain Pell Grant funding in legislation to raise the national debt ceiling.
NASFAA Staff Brief Congressional Staffers on the Federal Student Aid Programs
June 16, 2011 -- NASFAA advocacy, policy and research staff briefed more than 30 staffers from Representatives and Senators' offices on the history and implementation of the federal student aid programs
NASFAA Urges Senate to Oppose FY 2012 Budget Resolution
May 23, 2011 -- This letter urges Senate leaders to oppose the House's FY 2012 budget resolution, H. Con. Res. 34, which would slash funding for Pell Grants and other student aid programs.
NASFAA Letter to Senate Leaders Opposes FY2011 Pell Cuts
Feb. 28, 2011 - NASFAA urges Senate leaders to provide sufficient FY2011 funding to ensure that 2011-12 Pell Grants are not reduced.
Experts Discuss Plight of Delinquent Borrowers
March 17, 2011 - NASFAA President and CEO Justin Draeger participated in a panel discussion at the New America Foundation following the release of an Institute of Higher Education Policy report, titled "Delinquency: The Untold Story of Student Loan Borrowing."
NASFAA Joins Higher Ed Groups to Oppose State Authorization Regulations
March 3, 2011 - NASFAA joined 60 other higher education associations and accrediting organizations to oppose the state authorization regulations included in the Oct. 29, 2010 final program integrity regulations.
Student Aid Alliance Urges Congresss to Oppose LEAP Cuts
March 2, 2011 - The Student Aid Alliance sent this letter to Congress to urge members to maintain funding for the LEAP Program.
NASFAA Joins Other Higher Education Associations to Oppose the Federal Definition of a Credit Hour
NASFAA joined more than 70 other higher education associations, including accreditors, to urge the U.S. Department of Education to rescind the federal definition of a credit hour included in the program integrity final regulations.
NASFAA Urges Lawmakers to Oppose Spending Bill that Would Cut Pell
Feb. 16, 2011 - NASFAA sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to oppose H.R. 1, a stop-gap spending bill that would cut the 2011-12 maximum Pell Grant by more than 15 percent.
Spending Bill Proposed in House Would Cut 2011-12 Pell Awards
Feb. 13, 2011 - NASFAA President Justin Draeger says a continuing resolution introduced in the House by Republican leaders to cut the 2011-12 maximum Pell Grant to $4,705 would have a "devastating effect on students' ability to pay for college."
NASFAA Urges Congress to Prevent Cuts to Maximum Pell Award
Feb 3, 2011 - NASFAA President Justin Draeger urges lawmakers in the House and Senate to prevent cuts to the maximum Pell award by providing sufficient funding for the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year. 
Coalition Advocates Passage of Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act
Dec. 15, 2010 - We support this amendment to the original Post-9/11 GI Bill that makes the program more relevant to the needs of today's veterans. The Senate version contains two provisions that NASFAA opposes.
Student Aid Alliance Supports FY2011 Continuing Resolution to Plug Pell Shortfall
Dec. 8, 2010 - NASFAA joined other members of the Student Aid Alliance to urge approval of the fiscal year 2011 Year-Long Funding Act, in support of the millions of students who rely on federal student aid.
NASFAA President Testifies at Gainful Employment Hearing
NASFAA supports the Department of Education's effort to define useful gainful employment metrics but highlights some concerns about how the rules could be implemented.
NASFAA Perkins Loan Statement
NASFAA President Justin Draeger's Statement on the Perkins Loan Program submitted to the House Budget Committee
NASFAA Comments on Treasury's Financial Literacy Campaign
NASFAA President Justin Draeger submits comments on the U.S. Treasury Department's financial literacy campaign.
NASFAA Responds to Gainful Employment NPRM
NASFAA President Justin Draeger expresses concerns about details of the Department of Education's proposed Gainful Employment regulations.
NASFAA Asks ED to Encourage Sufficient Resources for Aid Offices
NASFAA writes U.S. Department of Education Undersecretary Martha Kanter to request assistance in ensuring campus financial aid offices have sufficient resources to effectively serve studnents.
NASFAA Submits Comments on Program Integrity NPRM
NASFAA President Justin Draeger submits comments on the U.S. Department of Education's proposed program integrity regulations.
Amendments to Regulation Z
Letter to Federal Reserve commenting on proposed amendments to Regulation Z (Truth in Lending)
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance Burdensome Regs Study
Former, current and future leaders of NASFAA testified before the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance about challenges in implementing Higher Education Act (HEA) regulations.
FY 2011 Appropriations Request of the Student Aid Alliance
Feb. 23, 2010 - We call on Congress to continue its bipartisan support of the federal student aid programs – which combine grant, work-study, and loan programs to enable low-income students to succeed. Since the onset of the economic downturn two years ago, college enrollment has surged, and federal student aid applic...
Support for the Davis Amendment to Restore Bankruptcy Rights
Feb 7, 2008 - Urging restoration of fairness to student loan borrowers who need the protection afforded by bankruptcy law, treating student loans the same as other consumer debts.  This amendment to H.R. 4137, College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007, was defeated in the House.