On this page you will find comments by NASFAA or affiliated organizations related to budgetary and appropriations matters undertaken by Congress.
NASFAA FY 2020 Appropriations Request Letter March 22, 2019-NASFAA sent a letter to the House and Senate appropriations committees urging them to reject cuts to federal aid programs included in President Donald Trump's fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget proposal and increase the federal investment in students.
Higher Education Community Letter on FY2017 April 6, 2017-The letter, signed by NASFAA, calls on congressional leaders to finalize work on fiscal year (FY) 2017 funding. In particular, the letter asks Congress to restore year-round Pell and avoid removing funds from the Pell Grant Program surplus.
NASFAA FY2018 Appropriations Request Letter March 31, 2017-NASFAA sent a letter to leaders in the House and Senate outlining priorities on federal student aid funding for fiscal year 2018, which affects award year 18-19.
Higher Education Community Pell Surplus Letter April 14, 2016-This letter expresses the opinion of the higher education community that appropriators not use funds from the Pell surplus to fund programs outside the higher education.
Pell Coalition Letter on Pell Grant Funding April 13, 2016-This letter, signed by NASFAA and 26 other higher education and related groups, requests Congress not repurpose Pell Grant funds for non-Pell purposes when looking for extra dollars in the budget process.
Coalition FY2017 302b Allocation Letter February 22, 2016-Signed by NASFAA and coordinated through the Committee for Education Funding, this letter urges appropriators to allocate as high a funding level as possible to the Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee for FY 2017.
NASFAA Statement on President’s 2014 Budget Request April 10, 2013-In response to President Obama's fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget request, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) President Justin Draeger issued the following statement...
Letter to House Labor-HHS Committee on Pell Grants November 17, 2011-NASFAA joins the American Council on Education and several other organizations in writing a letter to members of the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education to express two commonly held, significant concerns with the app...
Statement on House FY 2012 Education Budget Proposal September 29, 2011-NASFAA President Justin Draeger issued the following statement concerning the House Appropriations Subcommittee's draft Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education spending bill for fiscal year (FY) 2012
NASFAA Submits Letter to the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction September 15, 2011-NASFAA submitted its comments to the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction as the committee negotiates a deficit reduction plan that can gain support in both chambers of Congress. NASFAA asked that the committee consider the vital role of the feder...
Student Aid Alliance FY 2012 Budget Request May 18, 2011-The Student Aid Alliance, a coalition of organizations representing millions of students, parents, colleges and universities, urges Congress to restore funding for student aid programs in the FY 2012 budget.
Spending Bill Proposed in House Would Cut 2011-12 Pell Awards February 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."
FY 2011 Appropriations Request of the Student Aid Alliance February 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 ...