Earlier today (March 21), the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce hosted a hearing focused upon streamlining and simplifying federal student aid.  The subcommittee heard from a Vice Provost, a financial aid administrator, an education policy expert, and a representative of a think tank.  More information including witness statements can be found here.  In recent Congresses, simplification has been oft mentioned (and continuing) as a key issue in the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.