NASSGAP Letter on Reauthorization
NASSGAP recently sent the following letter to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training:
August 1, 2013
The National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs (NASSGAP) thanks you for the opportunity to submit recommendations for consideration as the Committee and Subcommittee continue the process of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act. In the most recent academic year, NASSGAP’s members provided over $9 billion in grant aid to over 4 million students pursuing their higher education goals. For more background information on NASSGAP and its members, I have attached our 43rd Annual Survey Report on State-Sponsored Student Financial Aid. We are proud to include among our members the organizations representing each of your states:
- Minnesota Office of Higher Education
- California Student Aid Commission
- North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
- Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Strengthen Federal-State Partnerships to Improve Higher Education Access and Completion
- Make permanent the funding for College Access Challenge Grants (CACG) – the mandatory funding for CACG ends in 2014. Since its inception, the CACG program has allowed states to identify and customize innovative strategies to prepare students for a college education and giving them the tools and skills to successfully complete college.
- Restore funding for the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnerships (LEAP) program, with states being responsible for identifying the approaches that best complement the need-based aid packages of students in their states.
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Letter from NASSGAP to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.