Testimony by Mark Kantrowitz
- Mark Kantrowitz, The Challenge of Rising Student Loan
Debt, California Student Aid Commission, Symposium on Student
Debt, November 14, 2014.
- Mark Kantrowitz, Reforming Pell: New Ideas and Research to
Improve Student Aid Policy, American Enterprise Institute panel
presentation, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, December
- Mark Kantrowitz, The Need for Standardized and Required
Disclosures Concerning College Costs and Financial Aid,
U.S. Department of Education Public Meeting on Recommendations for
Improvement of Student Financial Aid Offer Forms and Development of
Model Financial Aid Offer Forms, September 13, 2011.
- Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, hearing on
Congressionally Mandated Institutional Net Price Calculators, March
- U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs,
hearing entitled Turmoil in US Credit Markets: Impact on the Cost and Availability of Student Loans, April 15, 2008. Lead to passage of the Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-227 and 110-359).
The witness list included:
Mr. John (Jack) F. Remondi, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer,
Sallie Mae, Inc.; Mr. Tom Deutsch, Deputy Executive Director, American
Securitization Forum; Ms. Patricia McGuire, President, Trinity
Washington University; Ms. Sarah Flanagan, Vice President for Policy
Development, National Association of Independent Colleges and
Universities; and Mr. Mark Kantrowitz, Publisher, FinAid.org.
- Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, public
Session III: Simplification of Expected Family Contribution Determination, September 19, 2006. Mark Kantrowitz's testimony concerned
Simplifying the EFC Formula.
- U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, hearing entitled
The Rising Cost of College Tuition and the Effectiveness of
Government Financial Aid, February 10, 2000. Mark Kantrowitz's
testimony concerned scholarship scams.
The witness list included: Lawrence E. Galdieux, The College Board,
Washington, D.C.; Michael S. McPherson, Macalester College, Saint
Paul, Minnesota; Jerry S. Davis, USA Group Foundation, Indianapolis,
Indiana; Mark Kantrowitz, FinAid, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and
Patricia Somers, University of Missouri, St. Louis.
- U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, hearing entitled
Problem of Scholarship Scams to discuss S1455, The College
Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 1999, October 6, 1999.
testified in support of the act,
which ultimately became Public Law 106-420. See also
Kantrowitz's written testimony.
The witness list included:
Sheila F. Anthony, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; Susan O'Flaherty, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo; Mark Kantrowitz, FinAid/eduPass, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Sanjeev Bery, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Washington, D.C.