Anne Barton, associate director of financial aid, had an editorial titled “Low loan ceiling squeezes many students out of college” published in the May 21 Democrat and Chronicle. In the article she wrote, “the programs that were authorized by the Higher Education Act of 1965 have not kept pace with rising costs. While grants have increased they certainly do not have the same purchasing power today that they did in 1965. The same is true of the loan programs. We are facing another reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. That reauthorization will determine the financial aid available for students over the next five or six years. It is time to be realistic about the annual levels of aid made available to students.”
Barton is now also the New York state representative of the Eastern Association of Financial Aid Administrators.