My name is Kelli Todd and I serve on the board of commissioners for the Iowa College Student Aid Commission (Iowa College Aid), a state agency serving Iowans on their path to postsecondary education. Iowa College Aid holds quarterly Commission meetings in Des Moines. Through my role as the representative for postsecondary students, I attend and provide input and recommendations on state policies to ensure that students have a voice in our discussions. To help me in this role, I need students like you to tell me what issues are important to you and what we at Iowa College Aid can do to serve Iowa’s college students.
Through your campus leadership role, you or your constituency may have questions or opinions regarding financial aid opportunities, student loan debt, career planning and financial literacy. As such, I wish to cordially invite you to follow and participate in my blog.
By subscribing to my blog, (http://iowacollegeaid.wordpress.com/), you can follow my activities as a commissioner and post or email comments, questions or concerns that you and those on your campus have about college, career planning and financial aid. This is an opportunity for you and your peers to weigh in on issues that affect your education.
Please visit www.iowacollegeaid.gov to view the board of commissioners’ meetings scheduled for the 2011-12 academic year. Please message me through my blog if you are available to attend a meeting. I would love to have you share your story with legislators and other commission members!
Yours in service,
Iowa College Aid Commissioner
About the Iowa College Student Aid Commission
The Iowa College Student Aid Commission (Iowa College Aid) provides college access, financial literacy, and outreach services to Iowa’s students and families as they prepare, plan and pay for college. Iowa College Aid also administers state scholarship, grant, work study, and loan forgiveness programs totaling nearly $60.0 million annually, administers the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP)program, provides borrowers with assistance to avoid the serious consequences of default, conducts research and distributes higher education data, and offers Iowans assistance in obtaining student financial aid and college-related information. Through its role, Iowa College Aid also serves as the state-designated administrator of the U.S. Department of Education’s College Access Challenge Grant, which is designed to increase the college-going culture in Iowa. Additionally, Iowa College Aid is the administrator of the Federal GEAR-UP Grant, a multi-year state-wide grant which is being utilized to provide early awareness programming and outreach initiatives to thousands of Iowa’s students and families. More information is available at www.IowaCollegeAid.gov.