Brian Dixon, Assistant Vice President of Student Financial Services, provided an update to the Senate Higher Education Committee this morning regarding federal financial aid changes and the impact these changes will have on four-year universities.

The Senate is in Olympia for two days of meetings in advance of the 2017 legislative session, scheduled to begin Jan. 9. The House of Representatives has scheduled its own Committee Days events for Dec. 1 and 2.

In today’s presentation, Dixon discussed how these changes will affect student loans, lower and middle class students, and state-funded resources. Dixon also notes the impact of the 15% tuition reduction, which was approved by the Legislature in 2015.

Dixon’s PowerPoint presentation is available here. Video of his testimony can be viewed below.