On this page you will find statements of support for, opposition to, or other commentary on specific proposed and enacted legislation.
New Bills Push for Free College, Doubling of Pell Grant April 26, 2021-President Joe Biden’s focus on college affordability and higher education in general early in his term as a means to help the country recover from the impact of the ongoing pandemic has served as an opportunity for Democrats in Congress to cham...
NASFAA Repay Act Letter of Support 2021 March 23, 2021-In a letter sent to Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Angus King (I-ME), NASFAA expressed its support for their Repay Act 2021, which would streamline the federal student loan
repayment process for borrowers.
NASFAA Joins in Letter of Support for Budget Reconciliation March 2, 2021-NASFAA joined other higher education organizations in a letter to Senate leadership, expressing support for the reconciliation package, which would provide nearly $40 billion in coronavirus relief aid for higher education.
FAFSA Simplification Letter to Leadership December 3, 2020-In a letter sent to congressional leadership on Thursday, NASFAA requested that any year-end spending measure include bipartisan policies that will simplify and improve the FAFSA process for millions of postsecondary students.
Higher Education Community Sends Letter on Protect the GI Bill Act December 3, 2020-NASFAA joined a group of higher ed associations in sending a letter to the Senate & House Committees on Veterans’ Affairs regarding the Protect the GI Bill Act, highlighting several provisions in the bill that could create unintended consequences.
NASFAA Joins in Letter in Support of Heroes Act May 19, 2020-NASFAA joined others in the higher education community in a letter to House leadership, expressing support for the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act.
NASFAA Cancer Deferment Letter July 1, 2019-NASFAA urged congressional leaders to ensure the new cancer treatment deferment benefit, included in the fiscal year 2019 spending package passed in September, is available for all federal student loan borrowers.
Postsec Data Letter to Senate HELP Committee February 23, 2018-This letter is submitted on behalf of 50 members and partners of the Postsecondary Data Collaborative (PostsecData), in response to the call for comments and suggestions on topics to include in the reauthorization of the HEA.
Higher Education Community Dream Act Letter July 26, 2017-This letter, led by the American Council on Education and supported by NASFAA, endorses the Dream Act, introduced in the Senate by Sens. Graham (R-SC) and Durbin (D-IL).
PPY Codification Letter June 13, 2017-This coalition letter urges Congress to codify the use of "prior-prior year" (PPY) income information on the FAFSA through legislation.
Higher Education Community Letter in Support of BRIDGE Act January 12, 2017-NASFAA joins letter coordinated by the American Council on Education in support of the BRIDGE Act, which would grant DACA recipients or those eligible for DACA temporary relief from deportation and work permits for three years.
Boost Saving for College Act Letter of Support May 12, 2016-Letter of support from the higher education community, coordinated by the American Council on Education, for the Boost Saving for College Act, introduced by Sen. Burr (R-NC). The bill looks to expand the use of college savings accounts.
Perkins Extension Letter December 2015 December 16, 2015-NASFAA joins a letter coordinated by ACE expressing concern for the Perkins Loan Program extension legislation proposed in the U.S. Senate.
NASFAA HEAA Comments August 28, 2014-NASFAA CEO Justin Draeger submits comments to the Honorable Tom Harkin, Chairman, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, regarding the Higher Education Affordability Act (HEAA) of 2014.
NASFAA Signs Letter to Support Legislation on Interest Rate May 7, 2012-NASFAA joins 40 higher education associations in signing a letter drafted by the American Council on Education to express support for enacting legislation to keep the interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans from doubling -- from 3.4 percent to ...
Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Sen. Dick Durbin May 26, 2011-The Honorable Dick Durbin United States Senate 711 Hart Senate Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Durbin: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we are writing to express our strong support for the Fairness for Struggling...
Support for the Davis Amendment to Restore Bankruptcy Rights February 7, 2008-Urging restoration of fairness to student loan borrowers who need the protection afforded by bankruptcy law, treating student loans the same as other consumer debts. This amendment to H.R. 4137, College Opportunity and Affordability...