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Goal: Develop position statements for legislators on topics of interest to financial aid professionals, students and parents, drawing on the strength of the combined populations served by the MASFAA region schools. 

Objectives: 

Charge the Federal Issues committee with developing a set of core values that articulate MASFAA’s position on Loans, Gift Aid and Student Employment. 

Partner with other regional associations in the coordination and implementation of an annual advocacy efforts with representation from each MASFAA state. 

Represent the position of the various sectors, institution types, legislative needs, and foremost students, while enhancing opportunities for participation, representation, input and design of advocacy at the national, Midwest and state levels for our members, with the intent of assisting students with easier access to post-secondary education opportunities. 

Goal: Create a process to collect and share reactions to legislative proposals for NASFAA and legislators that incorporate perspectives of the other regional associations. 

Objectives: 

Establish the MASFAA Blog as the collection point for legislative reactions and select a MASFAA member to do a quarterly summary of relevant data. 

Partner with NASFAA and other regions to design position statements and provide advocacy that can result in change or the creation of policy that will enhance the opportunities for access for all students. 


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