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We welcome members of the media to the NASFAA National Conference. Below is a selection of higher education policy-focused sessions that may be of interest to reporters.

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Sessions of Interest for Media

Monday, June 25, 2018: 8:30 AM- 9:30 AM

  • Reauthorization Ready? Updates on Content and Timing of HEA: There has been a significant amount of movement toward the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act this past year. This session will review draft legislation, related advocacy efforts, and discuss the likelihood of a reauthorization bill happening this year.

Monday, June 25, 2018: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Monday, June 25, 2018: 3:15 PM- 4:15 PM

  • NASFAA's Public Policy Open Forum: Seeking clarification on reauthorization, the budget, or the latest news from the Department of Education? Join NASFAA Policy Staff at this open forum to get your questions answered and learn the latest news on what's happening in Washington!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 8:30 AM- 10:00 AM

  • U.S. Department of Education Federal Update: Senior officials from the Department of Education will present information and updates about the Department's Title IV activities and initiatives, including information about the Department's regulatory efforts.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018: 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM

  • Re-Examining Paradigms of Campus-Based Aid: Hear from the NASFAA task force for Re-Examining Paradigms of Campus-Based Aid about its work examining the “one grant/one loan” concept with a specific focus on whether and how the existing campus-based programs fit into this model.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM

  • Behind the PROSPER Act: Join NASFAA President Justin Draeger and Emily Slack, professional staff member on the House Education and Workforce Committee, as they discuss some of the underpinnings, philosophies, and reactions to the House Republican Higher Education Act Reauthorization bill.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018: 4:15 PM- 5:15 PM

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 8:30 AM- 11:00 AM

  • NASFAA Inside the Beltway: NASFAA President Justin Draeger and Vice President Megan Coval will provide the latest on what's happening in Washington, D.C., NASFAA's most recent policy work, and make predictions on where student aid is headed next.

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