On July 13, the House Appropriations Committee released its education funding proposal for fiscal year 2024, with cuts far steeper than required by this summer’s debt ceiling agreement. The bill calls for significant cuts to federal student aid programs that support millions of students across the nation, including eliminating the Federal Work-Study and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant programs. With the House Appropriations Committee scheduled to consider the bill as soon as July 27, it is critical that your representative hears from you about how these cuts will impact your students.
To assist institutions and other stakeholders in supporting borrowers through the return to repayment, NASFAA developed a Student Loan Repayment Toolkit containing resources to guide borrowers as they prepare to begin or resume making monthly payments in October. This toolkit includes social media posts, one-page infographics, and videos that can be distributed directly to borrowers through email, social media, postal mail, flier distribution, or other methods.
Whether you're new to federal-level advocacy or an experienced advocate, take an opportunity to learn more about NASFAA's advocacy efforts and how you can get involved. It's easy to get started; just follow the five simple steps below!
NASFAA's Advocacy Network will work to organize and inform NASFAA members regarding opportunities for advocacy with lawmakers on important and timely higher education priorities. Members of the Advocacy Network will assist NASFAA staff in communicating the value of the federal financial aid programs to policymakers and the implications of potential proposed modifications.
NASFAA's Advocacy Pipeline is an ongoing advocacy effort designed to bring NASFAA's elected leaders and other members to D.C. to share on-the-ground perspectives with policymakers. Throughout the year, small groups of NASFAA members come to Washington to participate in direct advocacy with Congressional offices. During the COVID-19 pandemic, NASFAA has continued its advocacy pipeline program in a virtual format.