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Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Morrow part of group invited to White House to discuss financial aid issues

The Coordinating Commission's Ritchie Morrow recently met with White House officials in Washington, D.C., to discuss a variety of student financial aid issues, including those that may result from the potential re-authorization of the federal Higher Education Act.

Morrow, the commission's financial aid coordinator, was part of a group representing the National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs (NASSGAP). Morrow is currently serving as president of NASSGAP, which funded the trip to D.C. Morrow and the NASSGAP group met with James Kvaal, the deputy director of the White House's Domestic Policy Council, and Ajita Talwalker, considered one of the White House's top higher-education advisors.

Morrow administers the Access College Early scholarship program and the Nebraska Opportunity Grant. Combined, the two programs award more than $15 million annually to Nebraska students.