Timeline

1965
1966
1968
1971
1973
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1984
1988
1991
1992
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1998

1965

NASSGAP

The first meeting of the State Scholarship Administrators (SSA) is held in Chicago, Il.

1966

NASSGAP

The organization changes its name from State Scholarship Administrators (SSA) to National Association of State Scholarship Programs (NASSP) at an organization meeting.

1968

NASSGAP

First NASSP Annual Survey created.

1971

NASSGAP

NASSP Annual Survey Report notes that 21 states are providing $229 million in student grants for 1970-71. The report also indicates that federal funds can serve as an incentive for all states…to initiate, retain, or increase their commitment to student aid funding.

1973

Federal

SSIG authorized by HEA Reauthorization.

1975

NASSGAP

NASSP testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Labor and Public Welfare.

1976

NASSGAP

Official name of organization changes from National Association of State Scholarship Programs (NASSP) to National Association of State Student Grant Programs (NASSGP)

1977

NASSGAP

NASSGP testified before the Keppel Task Force promoting development of a formal state/federal partnership.

At annual NASSGP Conference, discussed California’s ability to verify aid application income using tax records.

1978

NASSGAP

NASSGP testified before House Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education on SSIG changes.

1979

NASSGAP

NASSGP testified before House subcommittee on Postsecondary Education on the possible move to single federal aid application form and SSIG amendments.

1984

Federal

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships established.

1988

NASSGAP

NASSGP recognizes retiring U.S. Senator Robert Stafford (VT) with a plaque for his support.

1991

NASSGAP

NASSGP testified before House Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education and stresses the importance of the federal/state partnership in student aid.

NASSGP issues HEA Reauthorization Paper.

1992

Federal

HEA Reauthorization permits inclusion of up to eight “common” non-financial state questions on the FAFSA.

National Early Intervention Scholarship and Partnership (NEISP) included and passed in HEA Reauthorization bill. The 6-year pilot is successful and the program gets folded into the GEAR UP Program in 1998, giving states a role in GEAR UP.

1994

NASSGAP

IRS approves the incorporation of NASSGP as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corportation in the state of Montana.

1995

NASSGAP

Official name of organization changes from National Association of State Student Grant Programs (NASSGP) to National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs (NASSGAP).

1996

NASSGAP

President Clinton appreciates the NASSGAP Annual Survey and the work of states.

1997

NASSGAP

NASSGAP testified before congress regarding SSIG.

NASSGAP issues HEA Reauthorization ‘Concept Paper’.

1998

NASSGAP

NASSGAP encourages state role in GEAR UP.

1998

Federal

LEAP replaces SSIG.

HEA Reauthorization.

GEAR UP replaces NEISP.