Advocacy Pipeline

Advocacy iconNASFAA’s Advocacy Pipeline is an ongoing advocacy effort designed to bring NASFAA’s elected leaders and other members to D.C. to share on-the-ground perspectives with policymakers. Throughout the year, small groups of NASFAA members come to Washington to participate in direct advocacy with Congressional offices.   

Advocacy Pipeline 2As work continues to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, it remains critical to keep our members and our policy issues and recommendations in front of the Congressional members and staff that will be drafting and passing this important legislation. 

Learn more about NASFAA’s policy and advocacy work, or email us at if you are interested in becoming involved.

Photos of members participating in past Advocacy Pipeline events can be viewed at NASFAA's Advocacy Pipeline Facebook Album.  

NASFAA Members Talk PPY, Pell To Lawmakers
May 28, 2015 - NASFAA members visited with congressional policymakers yesterday to stress the importance of simplification, student loan repayment, and the Pell Grant Program. Jeffrey Jacobs of North Dakota State University, Helen Faith of Lane Community College in Oregon, and Sarah Zipf of Penn State University were i...
NASFAA Members Visit House Appropriators
March 18, 2015 - With federal budget season in full swing, several NASFAA members visited with congressional policymakers yesterday to stress the importance of continuing to invest in federal student aid programs. Heather Boutell (Belarmine University), Andrew Hammontree (Francis Tuttle Technology Center), and Kim Jene...
Student Aid Funding Takes Center Stage as NASFAA Members Visit the Hill
Feb. 13, 2015 - Three NASFAA members headed to Capitol Hill yesterday to advocate for funding for federal student programs. Megan Smith, Aristea Williams, and Ben Kohl were in D.C. participating in NASFAA’s Advocacy Pipeline – an opportunity to join NASFAA staff and meet with congressional staffers. They shared their c...
Fight for Campus-Based Programs, NASFAA Members Tell Lawmakers
Jan. 15, 2015 - With a dusting of snow on the ground to make them feel at home, NASFAA members Lori Vedder (University of Michigan-Flint), Margaret Rodriguez (University of Michigan), and Sara Beth Holman (Lawrence University) visited Capitol Hill to meet with policymakers on the committees that both authorize and fund...
NASFAA Members Talk Pell, Aid Simplification to Lawmakers
Dec. 1, 2014 - With Congressional appropriators eyeing the Pell surplus as a potential source of budgetary relief, three NASFAA members headed to Capitol Hill yesterday with a forceful message: protect and preserve Pell funding for needy students and families.
NASFAA Members To Lawmakers: End Origination Fees
Oct. 7, 2014 - Members of the Graduate and Professional Issues task force brought a message to Capitol Hill yesterday: loan origination fees are administratively burdensome and represent a tax on students, along with other critical higher education issues pertinent to the graduate and professional community.
NASFAA Members Bring Message to Capitol Hill
Sept. 20, 2014 - On September 16, NASFAA members Jim White (Gonzaga University), Jim Swanson (Colorado College) and Brian Lemma (Georgetown University) joined NASFAA staff on Capitol Hill to discuss critical higher education issues facing financial aid offices and students.
NASFAA's Advocacy Pipeline Summary, 2013 - 2014
Feb. 2013 - Sept. 2014 - Details about the first ten Advocacy Pipeline events held in Washington, DC.