HARRISBURG – Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA).
PHEAA is responsible for servicing loans for the federal student loan program and administrating state grants and other state-funded student financial aid programs. In this capacity, PHEAA manages more than $100 million in funding for student aid programs in Pennsylvania.
“PHEAA plays a critical role for students to achieve the American dream of earning a college degree and pursuing a career,” Phillips-Hill said. “I am honored to have been chosen to support the mission of this agency and look forward to exploring new ways to meet the needs of students and families, both here in York County and throughout Pennsylvania. College affordability is a great concern for many students and their families, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work to find creative ways to address this problem.”
“I am incredibly grateful for my colleague, Senator Tomlinson, who resigned his spot on the board in order to afford me the opportunity to serve in this role,” she added.
“I am pleased to appoint Senator Phillips-Hill to serve on the PHEAA Board of Directors,” Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) said. “Senator Phillips-Hill’s experience and strong commitment to supporting Pennsylvania families will be an asset to the Board as they work to ensure the success of Pennsylvania’s post-secondary educational programs.”
You can listen to Senator Phillips-Hill’s comments about her appointment here.