Join NASFAA June 29 at Annual State of Student Aid Briefing

Financial Aid Administrators’ Association to Host Annual Educational Briefing on Student Aid Issues

WHO: This briefing hosted by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is open to lawmakers, congressional staffers, media and anyone interested in gaining background on current financial aid programs – as outlined in NASFAA’s newly updated National Student Aid Profile: Overview of 2016 Federal Programs.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 29, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm, ET

WHERE: Room 2261 Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

WHAT: It’s more important than ever for students to have access to strong federal financial aid programs. NASFAA would like to invite you to our in-person briefing and educational session on current financial aid programs, as outlined in our updated National Student Aid Profile: Overview of 2016 Federal Programs.

Attendees will receive printed copies of the 2016 National Student Aid Profile; this booklet will serve as your timely reference for all things related to the federal student aid programs. Please check out the 2015 edition of the National Student Aid Profile as a preview of what’s to come:

The event will open with NASFAA’s Policy and Federal Relations staff providing background on the federal student aid programs before a diverse panel of higher education experts provides their perspective on today’s federal aid programs and where they’re heading moving forward. The panel discussion will close with a series of “rapid fire” questions, where the moderator will ask members of the panel for short answers to tough questions.

The panelists include:

  • Brad Barnett, Senior Associate Director, Scholarships and Financial Aid, James Madison University
  • Kim Cook, Executive Director, National College Access Network
  • Amy Laitinen, Director, Higher Education, Education Policy Program, New America
  • Dan Madzelan, Associate Vice President, Government Relations, American Council on Education


The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is a nonprofit membership organization that represents more than 20,000 financial aid professionals at nearly 3,000 colleges, universities, and career schools across the country. NASFAA member institutions serve nine out of every ten undergraduates in the United States. Based in Washington, D.C., NASFAA is the only national association with a primary focus on student aid legislation, regulatory analysis, and training for financial aid administrators. For more information, visit

Publication Date: 6/24/2016

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