Re: Jan. 27 Commentary, “De-escalation Policy Could Help Mend Community Trust.”

"As a student financial aid counselor, I am proud of the work by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators to advocate for strong federal student aid programs to increase access and affordability for low-income students in higher education," Amanda Petrosian writes in a letter to the editor of myStatesmen in response to a Jan. 27 commentary, “De-escalation policy could help mend community trust.”

"Some of NASFAA’s advocacy includes simplification of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, “Super Pell” grants to encourage students to enroll in more credit hours per semester in order to graduate on time, eliminating student loan origination fees, reinstating graduate subsidized loans and continuation of public service loan forgiveness.

President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget includes extensive cuts to federal student aid programs that are crucial for low- and middle-income students’ access to an affordable college education. NASFAA will continue to represent financial aid administrators, students and families across the United States in the fight for financial aid."

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Publication Date: 2/3/2018

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