To keep CAPFAA membership informed of important State and Federal regulatory changes which affect the process of awarding and disbursing state/federal financial aid. Review, analyze, evaluate, and/or respond to regulatory, legislative, and programmatic issues; assist in the dissemination of information as necessary; identify and develop Association positions on issues; serve as a resource for legislators and their aides.
Work in concert with EASFAA Federal Relations Committee regarding position papers, reports to Congressional officials and NASFAA.
Encourage outreach between membership and the Connecticut Congressional delegation.
Keep changes in federal legislation in the forefront of membership awareness.
Focus on state financial aid issues and establish relationships with key state legislators. Issue alerts to the membership on changes in state programs.
Expand efforts to educate and train on the process of legislative advocacy and on issues pertaining to legislation and regulations.
Prepare an annual operations budget sufficient to maintain this committee and report all expenditures to the CAPFAA treasurer on a timely basis.
Chair (or co-chairs): Appointed by the President.
Members: Minimum one individual form each type of institution (i.e. public, private, proprietary), selected by the chair with the approval of the President.
One year, but may be re-appointed.
Interest in reviewing current and proposed policy relating to all aspects of administering financial aid.