NASFAA Mention: Democrats Resist Plan for New Student Aid Agency

"Buried within the Education Department’s fiscal 2021 budget request is a proposal that would transform student loan financing," Roll Call reports.

"Originally raised by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at the end of 2019, it aims to spin Federal Student Aid — the branch of the Education Department responsible for overseeing student loan financing — into a separate agency.


But the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators is hopeful about the idea, and believes it could earn the support of Republicans and Democrats alike.

'I hope what it means is that at the end of whatever this process looks like, we have an agency that is more responsible to students and schools and other stakeholders,' says Justin Draeger, the group’s CEO."

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Publication Date: 2/26/2020

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