Rep. Kaufer named to PHEAA Board of Directors

Jan. 24—KINGSTON — State Rep. Aaron Kaufer,R-Kingston, announced that he was recently appointed to the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Board of Directors.

"At a time when student loan balances are in the national spotlight, I look forward to getting to work with my fellow board members to find strategies to provide more affordable access to higher education," Kaufer said.

As a member of the board of directors, Kaufer said he will support the mission of the agency to provide affordable access to higher education, both in the 120th Legislative District and throughout Pennsylvania.

Kaufer will serve a four-year term.

PHEAA was created by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 1963 to provide affordable access to higher education for Pennsylvania students and families.

Through the years, PHEAA has evolved into one of the nation's leading providers of student financial aid services, including the Commonwealth's state-based student loan program — PA Forward.

PHEAA also serves millions of students through guaranty, servicing, financial aid processing and other programs.

For information about constituent services, contact Kaufer's district office in Luzerne, 161 Main St., by calling 570-283-1001.

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