NASFAA Statement on REMOTE Act Passage

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WASHINGTON, DC, December 17, 2021 — With little fanfare, the Senate on Dec. 15, 2021 cleared the Responsible Education Mitigating Options and Technical Extensions (REMOTE) Act, a bipartisan measure seeking to ensure student veterans retain access to higher education benefits. The bill now heads to President Joe Biden's desk for his expected signature.

NASFAA Vice President of Public Policy and Federal Relations Karen McCarthy issued the following statement after the bill's passage: 

"We are pleased to see this NASFAA-supported bill has passed the Senate. By extending certain COVID-related flexibilities, it ensures that student veterans have continuing support they need during the pandemic. It also makes improvements to the consumer disclosure requirements in the Isakson-Roe bill that will reduce confusion for students and administrative burden for institutions." 

About  NASFAA 

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) provides professional development for financial aid administrators; advocates for public policies that increase student access and success; serves as a forum on student financial aid issues; and is committed to diversity throughout all activities. NASFAA’s membership includes 22,000 student financial assistance professionals at approximately 3,000 colleges, universities, and career schools across the country. NASFAA member institutions serve nine out of every 10 undergraduates in the U.S. 

Publication Date: 12/17/2021

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