NACAC Urges Investment in Federal Student Aid

Arlington, VA (March 13, 2017) — The Student Aid Alliance (SAA), of which NACAC is a member, is calling on Congress to prioritize federal student aid funding.

In a letter sent last week to leaders of the House and Senate appropriations committees, SAA leaders noted that the program — which combines grants, work-study, and loan options — has “suffered repeated cuts” in recent years.

“Federal funding for student aid is the best investment we can make in our country’s future, because a college education is critical to success in today’s economy,” the letter states. “These programs strengthen our future workforce and spark innovation, increasing employment and stimulating business growth. A real effort to build our economy requires a vigorous postsecondary education component.”

Read the full letter and learn more about SAA’s members.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of nearly 16,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP).

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