On this page you will find statements of support for, opposition to, or other commentary on specific proposed and enacted legislation.
NASFAA Cancer Deferment Letter July 1, 2019-NASFAA urged congressional leaders to ensure the new cancer treatment deferment benefit, included in the fiscal year 2019 spending package passed in September, is available for all federal student loan borrowers.
Postsec Data Letter to Senate HELP Committee February 23, 2018-This letter is submitted on behalf of 50 members and partners of the Postsecondary Data Collaborative (PostsecData), in response to the call for comments and suggestions on topics to include in the reauthorization of the HEA.
Higher Education Community Dream Act Letter July 26, 2017-This letter, led by the American Council on Education and supported by NASFAA, endorses the Dream Act, introduced in the Senate by Sens. Graham (R-SC) and Durbin (D-IL).
PPY Codification Letter June 13, 2017-This coalition letter urges Congress to codify the use of "prior-prior year" (PPY) income information on the FAFSA through legislation.
Higher Education Community Letter in Support of BRIDGE Act January 12, 2017-NASFAA joins letter coordinated by the American Council on Education in support of the BRIDGE Act, which would grant DACA recipients or those eligible for DACA temporary relief from deportation and work permits for three years.
Boost Saving for College Act Letter of Support May 12, 2016-Letter of support from the higher education community, coordinated by the American Council on Education, for the Boost Saving for College Act, introduced by Sen. Burr (R-NC). The bill looks to expand the use of college savings accounts.
Perkins Extension Letter December 2015 December 16, 2015-NASFAA joins a letter coordinated by ACE expressing concern for the Perkins Loan Program extension legislation proposed in the U.S. Senate.
NASFAA Supports House Bill To End Student Loan Tax March 10, 2015-The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) applauds the recent reintroduction of Rep. Susan Davis’ (D-CA) bill to end student loan origination fees – a needless tax on students who require assistance financi...
NASFAA Repay Act Letter of Support January 20, 2015-NASFAA President and CEO Justin Draeger submits a letter in support of the Repay Act to Senator Richard Burr and Senator Angus King.
NASFAA HEAA Comments August 28, 2014-NASFAA CEO Justin Draeger submits comments to the Honorable Tom Harkin, Chairman, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, regarding the Higher Education Affordability Act (HEAA) of 2014.
NASFAA Statement on the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act July 18, 2013-Today, a group of U.S. Senators from both sides of the aisle introduced a compromise measure to lower interest rates for 100 percent of borrowers who have taken out, or will take out, a new federal student loan after July 1, 2013.
NASFAA Signs Letter to Support Legislation on Interest Rate May 7, 2012-NASFAA joins 40 higher education associations in signing a letter drafted by the American Council on Education to express support for enacting legislation to keep the interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans from doubling -- from 3.4 percent to ...
Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Sen. Dick Durbin May 26, 2011-The Honorable Dick Durbin United States Senate 711 Hart Senate Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Durbin: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we are writing to express our strong support for the Fairness for Struggling...
Support for the Davis Amendment to Restore Bankruptcy Rights February 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...