231 What Financial Aid Officers Should Know About Community College HEA Reauthorization Priorities

Tuesday, July 12, 2016: 2:30 PM-3:30 PM
Washington 4 (Marriott Wardman Park)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Leadership/Manager's Track
Subcategories: Advocacy & Policy Making
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: Community College
You don’t have to be told that federal financial aid is important to community college students. For example, community college students receive more than one-third of total Pell Grant funds, and one-third of all full-time students now take out federal loans. In this session, representatives from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), as well as government relations representatives of two community colleges, will provide their perspectives on the community college HEA reauthorization agenda—what it is, and how it is being received on Capitol Hill.
Joan A Zanders (Northern Virginia Community College)
David Baime (American Association of Community Colleges (A.A.C.C.))
Tim Sheehan (Salt Lake Community College)