MATRIX OF ISSUES
While much has been made about the issue of cost of attendance, very little has been mentioned about the specific details regarding this issue. Areas such as Title IX, tax implications and legal issues or the affect on Pell Grants are all examples of specific details that need to be detailed and understood before such legislation is considered.
TASK FORCE FORMED FOR STUDY
Earlier this summer, MAC Commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher organized a Cost of Attendance Task Force with the specific goal to research possible full cost of attendance models and to identify and review legal and institutional issues for the various models. The six-member MAC Cost of Attendance Task Force includes an athletic director, senior women’s administrators, a faculty athletics representative, compliance director and financial aid expert from across MAC member institutions.
“It is a privilege to serve as the Chair of this task force which is made up of a diverse, broad based group of colleagues who bring tremendous expertise to the subject. Our goal is to analyze the various nuances to cost of attendance and be prepared to share our findings with Commissioner Steinbrecher and our Presidents. Our Conference continues to be proactive and provide leadership on the important issues within collegiate athletics and the MAC Cost of Attendance Task Force is just another example,” said Heather Lyke, Vice President and Director of Athletics at Eastern Michigan University.