Articles: Financial Aid

As student loan debt levels and default rates in the United States continue to climb, consumers remain concerned about the accessibility and affordability of higher education.

Most financial aid offices are already beginning to receive appeals from families looking to improve their aid awards.

Higher ed organizations are bracing for potential cuts in student loan funding and the trickle down of major cuts to agencies that support the bulk of institutional research and development.

A House bill, the Earnings Contingent Education Loans (ExCEL) Act of 2012, attempts to reduce complexity, improve default rates, and increase the effectiveness of federal student loan subsidies—and would dramatically alter the way federal student loans are paid back. On Dec. 17, Rep.

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At Tuesday’s State of the Union (SOTU) address, President Barack Obama discussed the importance of education at all levels and after putting emphasis on early education and job training for high schoolers, he asked colleges and universities to work to make higher education more affordable for stu

With families’ growing concerns about financing higher education, and the federal government’s increasing involvement in recommending and/or requiring certain communications regarding institutional costs, every institution should be taking a step back to review all of the tools currently being us

To avoid student loan pitfalls and misconceptions, NASFAA recommends administrators ensure students know:

Feedback from private student loan borrowers reveals they hold a host of common misconceptions about their loans.

With the cost of a college education very much in the public eye, schools are taking great care to articulate the financial aid options they offer.

The U.S. Department of Education’s requirement that colleges verify the identity of prospective students created an overwhelming amount of work for the Dallas County Community College District (Texas).

Record numbers of students enrolling in college as well as an increasing reliance on student loans to finance the growing cost of college has vaulted student aid into the national spotlight this campaign season.

The Department of Education, in collaboration with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has released a new, standardized format for financial aid award letters.

Greater access and better outcomes are needed in higher education, agreed James Kvall (Obama for America)(middle) and Scott Fleming (Romney for President) (left), as they spoke with NASFAA President Justin Draeger.

With the presidential election campaign heating up, it’s not just jobs and the economy worth paying attention to.

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