Executive Branch Initiatives

On this page you will find comments in response to executive orders, strategic plans, or initiatives related to higher education (such as the scorecard and financial aid award letters) from the White House, Department of Education, or other Executive Branch departments.

  • NASFAA Letter on New FSA COO
    June 2, 2017 - NASFAA on June 2, 2017 sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos offering advice and counsel regarding desirable characteristics for a new Federal Student Aid (FSA) Chief Operating Officer (COO).
  • NASFAA Extends Congratulations to ED for Successful Roll-out of Early FAFSA and PPY Implementation
    October 13, 2016 - NASFAA extends its congratulations to the Department of Education for a successful roll-out of Early FAFSA and the implementation of prior prior year (PPY) income. It has been a well thought-out and collegial process.
  • NASFAA Submits Comments on Proposed Centralized Student Complaint System
    February 9, 2016 - In response to a Federal Register on the proposed centralized student complaint system, NASFAA’s comments stress the need for adequate due process for institutions and solicitation of stakeholder input on the complaint resolution process.
  • NASFAA Submits Comments to ED on Ratings System Framework
    February 19, 2015 - In written comments submitted yesterday to the Department of Education (ED) on the framework for the postsecondary institution ratings system (PIRS), NASFAA thanked the administration for its long-standing commitment to improve college access, afford...
  • NASFAA Submits Comments To ED On Proposed Postsecondary Institution Ratings Systems
    January 31, 2014 - In written comments submitted last week to the Department of Education (ED), NASFAA thanked the administration for its long-standing commitment to improve college access, affordability and transparency for students and families. The document also ...
  • NASFAA Signs ACE and NACUBO Letter to VA on Executive Order
    June 22, 2012 - On Friday, June 22, the American Council on Education (ACE) and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) sent a joint letter signed by NASFAA and 10 other associations to Veterans Affairs (VA), expressing stron...
  • NASFAA Submits Comments on White House College Scorecard
    March 13, 2012 - As part of his FY 2013 budget request, and a larger college affordability plan, President Obama proposed the creation of a College Scorecard to enable students and families to compare college costs before making a decision on postsecondary education....
  • NASFAA's National Scorecard Comments
    March 12, 2012 - NASFAA appreciates the opportunity to provide comment on the White House draft “College Scorecard.” While the goal of the College Scorecard is to achieve a greater level of consumer transparency, there are several areas of improvement that would m...
  • NASFAA Makes Recommendations for FSA’s 5-Year Strategic Plan
    January 19, 2012 - In a letter to the Department of Education, NASFAA stresses the value and function of financial aid administrators (FAAs) as Federal Student Aid (FSA) begins to finalize a Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2012-16. In the Jan. 17 letter, NASFAA re...
  • NASFAA Comments on FSA’s 5-Year Strategic Plan
    January 17, 2012 - In a letter to the Department of Education, NASFAA provides comment on the draft Federal Student Aid Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2012-16. As the association that represents student aid administrators—those that provide the actual link between ...
  • The Award Letter: A Model Concept
    September 13, 2011 - NASFAA submitted these recommendations to improve financial aid award letters to the U.S. Department of Education. A tool for institutions to evaluate their award letters and for students and parents to evaluate award letters is included.
  • NASFAA Submits Comments on Financial Aid Award Letters
    August 26, 2011 - In response to the Department of Education’s request for comments on ways to improve financial aid award letters, NASFAA submitted its suggestions for a financial aid award letter model and best practices. In its comments, NASFAA states that st...
  • NASFAA Letter Thanks ED for Promoting the Interests of Financial Aid Administrators
    April 12, 2011 - NASFAA Chair Laurie Wolf and President Justin Draeger note that the Department of Education's recent communication to college presidents will highlight the challenges financial aid administrators face.
  • NASFAA Sends Letter of Thanks to ED for Promoting Financial Aid Administrators' Interests
    April 11, 2011 - NASFAA thanks the Department of Education for its April 6 letter to university and college presidents asking them to devote more resources to their financial aid offices.
  • NASFAA Comments on Treasury's Financial Literacy Campaign
    September 15, 2010 - NASFAA President Justin Draeger submits comments on the U.S. Treasury Department's financial literacy campaign.

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