NASFAA Invites Media to Annual ‘State of Student Financial Aid’ Briefing

On July 27, Financial Aid Administrators’ Association to Host Annual Briefing on Past, Present, and Future of Federal Student Aid Programs

WHO: This briefing, hosted by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), is open to lawmakers, congressional staffers, members of the 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 2017 Federal Programs.
WHEN: Thursday, July 27, from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, ET
WHERE: Room 2175, 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, as data from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) show that the number of students applying for federal financial assistance rose from around 14 million in 2006-2007 to over 19.8 million in 2015-2016, a 29 percent increase over nine years. NASFAA invites 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 2017 Federal Programs.
Attendees will receive printed copies of the 2017 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 2016 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 panel of higher education experts share their perspectives on the future of those programs. 
The panelists include:
  • Patricia A. Scott, Assistant Vice President, Student Financial Assistance and Education, University of Maryland, Baltimore 
  • Carrie Warick, Director of Policy and Advocacy, National College Access Network
  • Jamey Rorison, Ph.D., Director of Research and Policy,  Institute for Higher Education Policy
To attend, please pre-register by Monday, July 24, at the following link: or email NASFAA Director of Communications Erin Powers at
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: 7/17/2017

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