“Gummy brains?” Shapiro asked. “The officials at PHEAA must have gummy brains if they were willing to waste scholarship money on these types of wasteful expenditures.”
Sean Logan half-heartedly defends PHEAA,
Sen. Sean Logan, D-Allegheny County, PHEAA’s board vice chairman, said in a recent interview that there’s a big difference between PHEAA and other state agencies.
“There’s one turnpike, one place to get a driver’s license, one Department of Welfare, but there isn’t just one place to get a student loan,” Logan said. “PHEAA has to compete with some of the largest for-profit corporations, so some of that stuff needs to be done.”
“We engaged in marketing activities to grow our business outside of Pennsylvania … and we also had to engage in marketing activity to retain our market that our competitors were trying to take away in Pennsylvania,” he said.
Which raises the obvious question: Why is PHEAA a government agency?