Member, Financial Aid Subcommittee, EARP

January 12, 2017 Download pdf

Committee: Financial Aid Subcommittee of the Education Abroad Regulatory Practice (EA RP) Committee

Term: One year, renewable

Short Description:
The EA RP Financial Aid Subcommittee is charged with identifying government-related practices and procedures that affect U.S. students who study abroad. This position is appointed by the chair of the EA RP Financial Aid Subcommittee.

NAFSA's Board of Directors assigned the following outcomes to this subcommittee:

  • Develop and maintain a system to receive regulatory practice issues related to students and education abroad programs from members and other sources.
  • Identify regulatory and practice issues that need action through liaison by staff, or members as requested by staff.
  • Identify practice items to be referred to knowledge communities for action through further education and practice resources.
  • Assist the vice president for public policy and practice in communicating to members on regulatory practice issues.
  • Identify issues that are longer term public policy issues and forward them to the vice president for public policy and practice for consideration.

Major Functions and Responsibilities:

  • As assigned by the subcommittee chair, work with NAFSA staff on collaboration with government entities or other higher education associations related to financial aid.
  • Work with the chair and subcommittee members on issues and projects related to financial aid and affecting the field of education abroad; specifically regulations related to U.S. Federal Student Aid, VA Benefits, and tax issues.
  • Collaborate with and recommend ideas to the Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EA KC) Financing Education Abroad Subcommittee for practice resources.
  • Provide information or expertise helpful to the EA KC if requested by the EA RP Financial Aid Subcommittee chair.
  • Disseminate regulatory information to the field by developing, proposing, or presenting sessions at NAFSA regional and annual conferences when possible.

Volunteer Commitment

  • Participate in conference calls with the subcommittee
  • 2-4 hours per month working on liaison calls, subcommittee tasks, or task force projects.
  • Meet with the subcommittee during the preconference period at the NAFSA annual conference. 


  • Current NAFSA membership
  • Knowledge of financial aid regulations affecting students from U.S. institutions of higher education who are studying abroad.
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues and government officials in a collegial and diplomatic fashion.
  • Demonstrated expertise in education abroad.
  • Ability to work effectively with a team in an  outcomes-based environment
  • Willingness to adopt pan-NAFSA perspectives

If you wish to apply for this position, complete the volunteer member application and e-mail it along with your resume to Please also include or update your skills and experience in NAFSA's Profile of Interest, Experience, and Expertise at, as we are always searching the database for potential leaders.

Learn more about the selection process.

Applications are not currently being accepted for this position.