On Friday, February 27th, students from GUCD’s Student Loan Advocacy Team and Vice President Tracey Zhang visited Capitol Hill to meet with Senator Patty Murray’s (D-WA) policy advisor. Students discussed concerns related to the Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency (FAST) Act and the Higher Education Act Reauthorization. In particular, students advocated against decreasing federal student borrowing limits by $20,000 and oversimplifying the FAFSA.
Students engaged in very fruitful discussion with Sen. Patty Murray’s team and hope to continue their advocacy efforts on student loan reform in the upcoming semester. In particular, students hope to reach across the aisle and engage in dialogue with Republican members of Congress on student loan reform.