How You Can Advocate For Your Grad/Professional Students

Tuesday, June 26, 2018: 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Room 12AB (Austin Convention Center)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Advocacy
Subcategories: Graduate & Professional Issues Track
Audience: Intermediate (3-7 years experience)
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: Graduate/Professional
Graduate and professional students and the financial aid administrators who work with them face very different student aid issues than undergraduate students often do. Have you ever wondered how your voice can be heard on those issues? How you can advocate for your students? There are many ways to be involved and to be heard, including associational involvement and advocacy work directly with legislators and their staff members. This session will provide perspective from financial aid administrators who have served on NASFAA committees and task forces and have advocated for their students on Capitol Hill. Getting involved is easier than you think!
Stephen Payne (NASFAA)
Emily Osborn (Northwestern University Chicago Campus)
Mendy Schmerer (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)