Vital Higher Education Financing Issues To Be Examined At NASFAA Conference In Nashville


Contact: Beth Maglione
VP of Communications
(202) 785-6944


2,000+ Financial Aid Professionals Will Gather From June 29-July 2

Washington, DC – June 19, 2014 –  Nearly 2,500 financial aid professionals will gather June 29 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. to discuss ways to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing students, including ways to pay for college and manage student debt.

Attendees of the 2014 NASFAA National Conference will be joined by Sen. Lamar Alexander, ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and longtime education advocate. The Republican senator from Tennessee will address NASFAA members at a luncheon Monday from noon to 1:15 p.m.  

Ron Clark, American Teacher of the Year in 2000 and two-time New York Times bestselling author, and Hedrick Smith, the Pulitzer-Prize winning former New York Times reporter, will also serve as featured speakers on Sunday lunch and Monday breakfast, respectively.

In addition to the headlining speakers, attendees will have multiple opportunities to hear from NASFAA President Justin Draeger, 2013-14 National Chair Craig Munier, and representatives from the U.S. Department of Education (ED).  Draeger will offer attendees an “Inside the Beltway Update” on student aid policy, funding, and politics, and he and ED staff will host a Federal Town Hall Meeting to discuss ways to improve the financial aid process. ED staff will also conduct sessions on verification, student loan servicing, Title IV fund management, and more (see other sessions of interest to the press on our Media Resource Center.)

With the Obama administration’s proposed college ratings system percolating, reauthorization of the Higher Education Act on the horizon, and the growing national student debt burden, NASFAA’s 2014 National Conference is sure to be a hotbed of discussions that will fascinate and engage members of the media, financial aid professionals, college administrators, and anyone interested in student financial aid. Don’t miss out! Join us at Music City Center through July 2. Please visit NASFAA’s conference Media Resource Center for more information.

To request an interview with a NASFAA spokesperson during the conference, or seek a last-minute complimentary media registration, please email or call (202) 785-6944.


The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is a nonprofit membership organization that represents nearly 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