Higher Education Accessibility and Affordability

Senate Education Committee Hearings

Higher Education Accessibility and Affordability

May 15, 2013
9:00 a.m.

Hearing Room 1, North Office Building

9:00 a.m. Hearing – Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility

9:00-9:10 Opening Remarks
Senator Mike Folmer, Majority Chairman
Senator Andrew Dinniman, Minority Chairman
9:10-9:20 SB 78: PHEAA Grants for Online Distance Education
Senator Stewart Greenleaf
9:20-9:50 Senate Bill 713: The DREAM Act
Senator Lloyd Smucker
Mr. Jose Cortez
Audrey Lopez
9:50-10:20 SB 420: Middle Income Student Debt Reduction Act
Senator Kim Ward
Dr. Don Francis, President
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania
Mr. William Burke, Director of Financial Aid
University of Scranton
10:20-10:45 Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges
Diane Bosak, Executive Director
10:45-11:10 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)
Lois Johnson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance
11:10-11:35 Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)
Mr. James Preston, President and Chief Executive Officer
Additional Written Testimony By:
Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
ACLU of Pennsylvania
Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties (APSCUF)
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition
Jorge Salazar
Natasha Kelemen
Greater Philadelphia Jewish Coalition on Immigration
Penn State University Office of Student Financial Aid
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Dream Act Student Testimony