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Legislative Update – 6/10/16

Good Morning GASFAA!

Good news out of the Senate Appropriations Committee meeting yesterday. They passed the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education FY 2017 spending bill which includes:

• Year-round Pell approved without the acceleration clause and other administrative burdens.
• Level-funding for FSEOG and Federal Work-Study
• Projecting a maximum Pell Grant award for 17-18 of $5,935
• Cuts to the $7.8 billion Pell Grant surplus by non-education programs have begun

Read more of the details and from Justin Draeger in today’s NASFAA News. If your institution is not a member please email me and I’ll be glad to send it to you.

You can also access the spending bill highlights HERE. Mark up of the Appropriations Act FY2017 continues by subcommittees next week. I’ll try to keep you posted!

Have a great day!

Christen Neher
Associate Director of Financial Aid
Savannah College of Art and Design
2015-2016 GASFAA Legislative Chair

GA Tech FAO Supports Co-Worker and MMRF


Georgia Tech’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid participated in a 5K Walk/Run on May 15, 2016 at Turner Field for their colleague, Ms. Geneva Morrison.  Geneva has worked in financial aid for over 25 years and is currently fighting against Multiple Myeloma.

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) helps accelerate the development of next generation treatments to extend patient’s lives and lead to a cure. Find out more about how you can help Ms. Morrison and others like her at https://www.themmrf.org/events/races-or-team-events/5K-run-walk/.


Submitted by GASFAA Diversity Committee and GA Tech Financial Aid.