Northeastern convenes financial aid meeting in Washington

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun convened a group of university presidents and federal education officials on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to discuss current proposals to preserve the valuable Perkins Loan program.

At the open forum, held at the U.S. Department of Education, President Aoun and the group of presidents and officials sat down with Department of Education Undersecretary Dr. Martha Kanter to discuss the program, which is slated for elimination in 2014.

“We’re here to have a dialogue on the important issue of college affordability,” said President Aoun, who met with Department of Education officials in December to begin a discussion of …read more