Advocacy Issue One-Pagers

The Advocacy team has created the following one-pagers on key current issues. Each provides a summary of the issue, and the desired congressional action.
Prior Prior Year
New in Feb. 2015 - Each year, students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for federal student aid. Time is a critical factor when submitting the FAFSA to be considered for all types of financial aid because the FAFSA depends heavily on the latest income information s...
Loan Repayment
New in Feb. 2015 - The Department of Education will lend about $100 billion to millions of students across the country this year. Without major reductions in college costs, the majority of students will continue to depend on loans to pay for at least part of their postsecondary education, and the majority of those borr...
Pell Grants
New in Jan. 2015 - The Federal Pell Grant Program is the “foundation” federal student aid program and provides grants to financially needy undergraduate students to help pay the costs of attending postsecondary education. Students must apply by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Pell Grant i...
Campus Based Programs
Updated Jan. 2015 - Campus-based federal student aid includes the Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs. Funds from these programs are given to the institution for distribution, rather than directly to the student. Institutions value these progra...
Graduate and Professional Issues
Updated Jan. 2015 - Within the NASFAA membership a substantial number of schools indicate they have significant responsibility for administering aid programs that serve graduate and professional school students. Advocating on behalf of these schools and their students, GPIC works to build awareness of aid issues specif...
Reauthorization
Updated Jan. 2015 - NASFAA began the process of eliciting recommendations for reauthorizing the Higher Education Act over a year and a half ago. A task force of experienced and well-respected financial aid professionals from NASFAA’s member institutions began the effort by conducting listening sessions in various profe...