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Senior Department Officials to Discuss Administration’s Higher Education Access, Affordability and Completion Efforts at NASFAA conference

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Event Date 1: July 23, 2012 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Event Date 2: July 24, 2012 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Event Date 3: July 25, 2012 08:30 am - 10:30 am

The U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education David Bergeron, and Senior Advisor to the Secretary on College Access Greg Darnieder will make presentations at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) annual conference in Chicago July 23-25.

On Monday, July 23 at 3:00 p.m., Greg Darnieder will discuss the FAFSA Completion Project and how the Department is using data to support our college access efforts across the country.

On Tuesday, July 24 at 12 noon, Kanter will discuss the importance of stabilizing the education pipeline to advance the Administration’s college completion goal, as well as the shared responsibility in making college more affordable to support access.

On Wednesday, July 25 at 8:30 a.m., David Bergeron will give the federal update on statutory and regulatory changes affecting the higher education programs.

NASFAA represents some 2,800 higher education institutions that enroll over 16 million students. The theme of this year’s conference is Wings of Uncertainty: Navigating the Natinoal Commitment to College Access and Affordabilit.

Event 1
Who : Greg Darnieder, senior advisor on the Secretary’s Initiative on College Access
What : Presentation on FAFSA Pilot Project
When : 3:00 p.m. CT, Monday, July 23
Where : Hyatt Regency Hotel
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Ill.
Event 2
Who : Under Secretary Martha Kanter
What : Remarks on college access, affordability and completion initiatives
When : 12 noon CT, Tuesday, July 24
Where : Hyatt Regency Hotel
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Ill.
Event 3
Who : David Bergeron, acting assistant secretary for Postsecondary Education
What : Federal update on higher education programs
When : 8:30 a.m. CT, Wednesday, July 25
Where : Grand Ballroom
Hyatt Regency Hotel
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Ill.