In June 2021, NASFAA was awarded a generous grant to fund an 18-month-long project through which the association will develop thoughtful, targeted policy solutions to address our flawed student loan repayment system.
Understanding the different perspectives, voices, and viewpoints other higher education organizations can bring to issues surrounding student loan repayment, NASFAA in August 2021 solicited partners to join a coalition that will lend its expertise and potentially help advocate for the recommendations developed as part of this project.
A report with NASFAA’s final recommendations — along with a one-pager outlining the issue and core recommendations which will be distributed to lawmakers and staff — will be published in winter 2022 and the remainder of the grant period will be focused on advocacy efforts, with the help of these coalition members.
Coalition members include:
American Association of Community Colleges
American Council on Education
Association of American Universities
Center for American Progress
Center for Law and Social Policy
Consumer Banker's Association
Institute for Higher Education Policy
National Association of College Admission Counseling
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs
National College Attainment Network
National Consumer Law Center
National Governors Association
Pew Charitable Trusts
The Institute for College Access and Success
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Please note, participation in the project does not imply that organizations or individuals support the final recommendations; coalition members listed above will be given the option to be listed as supporters of the recommendations once they are finalized.
Publication Date: 10/4/2021