Financial Aid

Lynn Russo Whylly's picture

A Guide to Leadership in Student Financial Aid

This book, You're the Director: A Guide to Leadership in Student Financial Aid, released in July, is an anthology, written by financial aid professionals for financial aid professionals. It's packed with guidance on leadership concepts, long-term planning, change management, budgeting, and so much more.

Read more »

Lynn Russo Whylly's picture

NACUBO Student Financial Services Benchmarking Study

The Student Financial Services (SFS) Benchmarking Initiative, sponsored by Tuition Management Systems, examines student financial services operations at a variety of institutions, including unpaid balances, accounts in collections, payment channels, refund payment methods, third-party billing, staff positions and training hours, and financial services operating budget per FTE student.

Read more »

Lynn Russo Whylly's picture

Safety Net or Windfall?

In his 2010 State of the Union address, President Obama argued that high college tuition was an untenable burden for the middle class, and that by reducing payments to 10 percent of a borrower's income and providing loan forgiveness after 20 years of payments, lawmakers could provide borrowers with relief. This report examines changes to income-based repayment for federal student loans.

Read more »

Ann McClure's picture

U. Of Chicago Targets City Students

The University of Chicago pledged Monday to eliminate loans from the financial aid packages it offers incoming students from Chicago, the centerpiece of a new initiative aimed at helping high school students across the city succeed in college.

Read more »

Ann McClure's picture

Regents OK need-based grant for students at Iowa's universities

It might replace a controversial tuition-funded scholarship program

Read more »

Ann McClure's picture

Iowa Regents Eliminate Tuition Set-Aside; Create State Grant Program

The Iowa Board of Regents today approved the creation of a state grant, and the elimination of a controversial tuition-funded scholarship program.

Read more »

Presidential Opinions

Contrasting Obama and Romney campaigns’ student aid policies

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.

Both presidential campaigns are dedicating an unprecedented amount of time articulating their widely varying policies aimed at making college more affordable.

President Barack Obama’s administration has pushed for more student aid spending and more regulations to increase the return on the federal investment in higher education.

Ann McClure's picture

Scholarship Brings Influx Of Saudi Students To Madison Area

The woman in the cream-colored hijab has an extreme fondness for "Modern Family." Her eyes light up when talking about the fried rice and dumplings at Hong Kong Wok. When her daughter turns 1 next month, she's thinking of a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese.

Read more »

Lynn Russo Whylly's picture

Federal Student Aid 2012 Conference

Tuesday, Nov. 27 – Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
The Peabody Orlando
Orlando, FL

Read more »

Lynn Russo Whylly's picture

Student Debt Burdens More than Just Students

During election season, we can expect to hear a lot about our national debt and the importance of reducing this burden for future generations. However, there’s another critical debt crisis that has significant potential to negatively impact our economy—the student debt crisis.

Read more »

Pages