Graduate and Professional Loan Limits

Tuesday, June 27, 2017: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Room 5AB (San Diego Convention Center)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Advocacy
Subcategories: Graduate & Professional Issues Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: Graduate/Professional
In the fall of 2016, NASFAA convened a task force to consider graduate and professional loan limits in the context of the overdue and much-anticipated reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Since the last reauthorization, graduate and professional students have seen an end to Subsidized Direct Loans, higher Direct Loan interest rates, and the loss of Federal Perkins Loans. With affordable borrowing options eroding and with so much focus from policymakers, the media, and the public skewed toward the financing of undergraduate education, the task force developed policy recommendations to ensure that graduate and professional students' needs receive adequate consideration.
Jill Desjean (NASFAA)
David Sheridan (Columbia University in the City of New York)
Mendy Schmerer (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)