Policy Brief

The Policy Brief, an occasional video series, gives members a quick glimpse into what NASFAA’s policy team is working on. Scroll down to watch each installment of the series. Got a policy-related question you’d like to see in The Policy Brief? Email news@nasfaa.org with your idea!

  • The Policy Brief: Looking Forward
    August 18, 2016 - NASFAA’s Vice President of Policy & Federal Relations Megan McClean Coval and Federal Relations Associate Stephen Payne discuss recent policy successes, as well as what is left to be done before the Obama administration leaves office.
  • The Policy Brief: PPY As A Successful Advocacy Case Study
    October 28, 2015 - In this installment of The Policy Brief, NASFAA Federal Relations Associate Stephen Payne discusses how NASFAA members helped us get momentum behind PPY to win bipartisan support and eventual consideration by President Barack Obama.
  • The Policy Brief: Innovative Learning Models
    August 19, 2015 - In this installment, NASFAA Managing Director of Policy & Federal Relations Megan McClean discusses the task force's recommendations for making the student aid programs interact better with innovative learning models.
  • The Policy Brief: FAFSA Simplification
    June 15, 2015 - In this installment, NASFAA President Justin Draeger discusses recent proposals to simplify the FAFSA, as well as NASFAA'S work on the topic including the benefits of switching to prior-prior year.
  • The Policy Brief: The 2016 Budget Process: What Can We Expect?
    March 11, 2015 - In this installment Managing Director of Policy and Federal Relations Megan McClean discusses the the federal budget process and shares
  • The Policy Brief: The 114th Congress and Reauthorization
    November 20, 2014 - In the second video for NASFAA's occasional video series, Assistant Director of Federal Relations Jesse O’Connell discusses the recent Congressional elections and how the Republican takeover of Congress might impact the reauthorization of the HEA.
  • The Policy Brief: Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act
    August 15, 2014 - In the debut of NASFAA’s occasional video series, The Policy Brief, NASFAA’s Megan McClean and Jesse O’Connell discuss reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
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