Higher Education Act Reauthorization Task Force

HEA Task Force recommendsWhy A Task Force? 

In Washington D.C.'s ever-changing political landscape, it's important now more than ever for NASFAA board members to stay up-to-date on key issues. That's why in 2012 NASFAA created the Reauthorization Task Force to help develop policy and statutory recommendations for NASFAA's Board members. 

For more information about the Task Force's guiding principles, members, and actionable goals, check out the Reauthorization Task Force Charter

Our Mission Is Simple 

To produce a set of proposals for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act that—

  • Promote access to postsecondary education
  • Provide simplicity, consistency, flexibility, and program integrity in the delivery of student financial aid; and
  • Represent the diverse needs of the Association and its membership.

That's Not All

In anticipation of the expiration of the Higher Education Act in 2014, NASFAA commissioned the HEA Reauthorization Task Force to consult with NASFAA members and other important groups and agencies to develop recommendations on policy issues and specific statutory changes in the federal student aid programs and their delivery systems.  

Want To Know More About Us?

Members of NASFAA's Reauthorization Task Force are an integral part of our organization's robust advocacy efforts. They are leaders in the financial aid field from colleges and universities across the nation. Each member of this dynamic team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to their advisory role.  

  • Bonnie Joerschke, Chair, The University of Georgia
  • Thomas Babel, Devry, Inc.
  • George Chin, American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • Georgette DeVeres, Claremont McKenna College
  • Robert Gamez, Kansas State University
  • Richard Heath, Anne Arundel Community College
  • Patricia Hurley, Glendale Community College
  • Governor Jackson, Texas Woman’s University
  • Mark Lindenmeyer, Loyola University Maryland
  • Craig Munier, University of Nebraska--Lincoln
  • Michael Pede, State University of New York-- Upstate Medical University
  • Kay Soltis, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Brent Tener, Vanderbilt University
  • Francisco Valines, Florida International University
  • Laurie Wolf, Des Moines Area Community College
  • Pam Fowler, University of Michigan
  • HEOA Section 484
    June 25, 2012 - Section 484 of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)
  • HEA Reauthorization Task Force Charter
    January 9, 2012 - NASFAA formed a Higher Education Act (HEA) Reauthorization Task Force to develop policy and statutory recommendations for the federal student aid programs and their delivery systems.
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