Stephen Payne

Assistant Director of Federal Relations
Washington, DC

Biographical Sketch:
Stephen Payne is the Assistant Director of Federal Relations at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), where he works primarily on the Association’s congressional advocacy and policy priorities. Stephen joined NASFAA in June 2015, and he is a graduate of Penn State University where he studied education policy. Stephen was a member of the TEACH Grant subcommittee as part of the 2019 Department of Education negotiated rulemaking. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Committee for Education Funding (CEF), the nation’s oldest and largest coalition of education associations.