To review, analyze, and/or evaluate and respond to regulatory, legislative, and programmatic issues, and to assist in the dissemination of information when appropriate. This committee also identies, considers and develops Association positions on long-range policy issues and serves as a resource for legislators and their aides.
Co-chaired by individuals appointed by the President; volunteer members.
1. Promote communication between the membership and Massachusetts legislators:
- a. Connect with key State legislators and administrators, and educate them on behalf of MASFAA members on key issues and concerns in the financial aid community.
b. Facilitate communication between State legislators/legislative staff and MASFAA members as needed.
c. Increase participation of students and institutions in the State House Day event, with particular emphasis on participation from public colleges and universities.
d. Provide information on the MASFAA list-serve and website to alert the membership to important changes in State regulation and legislation as needed.
e. Strengthen working relationships with Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance staff
2. Keep changes in Federal legislation in the forefront of membership awareness:
- a. Connect with key Federal legislators and administrators, and educate them on behalf of MASFAA members on issues and concerns in the financial aid community.
b. Facilitate communication between Congressional staff and MASFAA members as needed.
c. Provide training sessions at regional gatherings, the MASFAA Conference, and throughout the year on new Federal regulations and programs, and/or changes in existing programs.
d. Provide information on the MASFAA list-serve and website to alert the membership to important changes in Federal regulation and legislation as needed.
e. Compile federal compliance resources for MASFAA members regarding requirements such as loan counseling, consumer disclosures, and Constitution Day.
Loan RFI Templates:
Annual Committee Reports
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Boston University School of Law
College of the Holy Cross