State Advocacy: Student Advocacy Manual

Engaging the students who benefit from state student aid programs can be an extremely effective tool when advocating for robust funding. If you want to include students in your advocacy efforts, you should look for students who are engaged in the campus community and are invested in maintaining state aid programs. You may consider reaching out to the student government association, student groups that work with education issues, or Federal Work-Study students in your office. NASFAA has developed a student advocacy manual that financial aid administrators can share with students to support their advocacy efforts. The manual includes:

  • Advocacy tips
  • Instructions on how to find/contact their state representatives
  • Letter/email templates
  • Sample script for phone call
  • Instructions for how to leverage social media and create a social media campaign

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