As of this morning, election results continue to roll in with a number of consequential states sorting through their ballots to determine a winner of the presidential election.
While it’s unclear what the exact makeup of the House and Senate will be for the new session, The Associated Press has projected that Democrats will retain their majority in the House, and the Senate majority is still too close to call.
Although President Donald Trump early Wednesday morning prematurely claimed victory, several key battleground states — including Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan — are still tallying votes. While some may have final results as early as Wednesday, officials in Pennsylvania have said it could take until Friday to have an answer.
"As another divisive and polarizing election draws to an end, financial aid administrators across the country want to draw the nation’s collective attention toward an issue that is markedly nonpartisan: providing postsecondary access to all qualified students," said NASFAA President Justin Draeger. "NASFAA stands ready to work with any elected official — Republican, Democrat, or Independent — on solutions that provide students an affordable, viable pathway toward a degree. It has been 12 years since the last reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and the time has long passed for us to make changes to the federal student aid programs to ensure they work for all students."
Publication Date: 11/4/2020