Student Aid Policy Analysis Papers
Student Aid Policy

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 8, 2011.
  • 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 17, 2011.
  • 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 hearing entitled 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 Solving the Problem of Scholarship Scams to discuss S1455, The College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 1999, October 6, 1999. Mark Kantrowitz testified in support of the act, which ultimately became Public Law 106-420. See also Mark 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.