- Loan limits would mirror those in the Direct Loan Program.
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.
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.
With the presidential election campaign heating up, it’s not just jobs and the economy worth paying attention to.
Despite Federal District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras’ ruling that negates a primary metric of the U.S.
Every college or university student financial aid office produces reports—tons of them—specific to their particular institution. However, some reports are common to all.
The maxim “publish or perish” may be associated with the way faculty operate, but financial aid office administrators would likely agree it describes their situation, as well.