MEDIA ALERT: Learn About Prior-Prior Year’s Potential At Capitol Hill Event


Contact: Erin Timmons
Director of Communications
(202) 785-6959


NASFAA Experts Will Outline Benefits and Considerations Of Popular FAFSA Simplification Measure

WHO: Members of the media, policy organizations, Congressional offices, and the public are invited to learn about the potential of using prior-prior year income Information to streamline the financial aid process from a panel of experts, including:

  • Justin Draeger, president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators; 
  • Kim Cook, executive director of the National College Access Network; 
  • David Hawkins, executive director of educational content and policy at the National Association for College Admission Counseling; 
  • Christine Zuzack, vice president of state grant and special programs at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency; and 
  • Francisco Valines, director of financial aid at Florida International University. 

WHEN: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 10:00 am - 11:30 am ET

WHERE: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385, 2 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

WHY ATTEND?: Prior-prior year is a policy idea that has quickly gained widespread bipartisan support ahead of the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. This briefing will highlight policy considerations associated with a move to prior-prior year, as noted in a recent NASFAA report, and how it would improve access to financial aid funds.

TO ATTEND: Please RSVP by May 26 using this link. For questions, contact Erin Timmons, NASFAA’s Director of Communications, at 202-785-6959 or  

ABOUT US:  The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is a nonprofit membership organization that represents more than 20,000 financial aid professionals at approximately 3,000 colleges, universities, and career schools across the country. NASFAA member institutions serve nine out of every ten undergraduates in the U.S. Based in Washington, DC, NASFAA is the only national association with a primary focus on student aid legislation, regulatory analysis, and training for financial aid administrators. For more information, visit