On March 27, 2013, NYU’s Office of Government Affairs and Community Engagement and the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress will host a trip to Washington, DC for “DC Day 2013,” where students will go to Capitol Hill to voice their support for key federal student aid programs.
Our presence on the Hill reinforces to Members of Congress how important federal student aid programs are to students at New York University and around the country. During the trip, participants will have the unique opportunity to meet Members of Congress and their staff, voice their ideas and concerns regarding federal financial assistance, and learn about the intricacies of the political atmosphere of Capitol Hill.
Students will depart for Washington, DC by bus on Wednesday, March 27, at 1pm from Bobst Library. On Thursday, March 28, students will break into teams for meetings with representatives from the House and Senate to discuss the impact of student aid programs.
The bus will depart Washington at 4pm to return to New York. Transportation and lodging will be provided for all students selected to participate, including an arrival dinner at NYU Washington, DC.
Selected student participants will be required to attend a briefing session the week prior to the trip. The briefing session will introduce students to current issues regarding the overall federal policy landscape, higher education policy, and student aid.