Financial Aid

Forgiven Debt Plan: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Student loan program revisions

Student loan debt has been steadily rising for a number of years and has recently passed the $1 trillion mark, making it more than credit card debt. The issue has had attention all along, but there is more of a focus on it as recent graduates are having a hard time finding jobs that would enable them to repay those loans.

Improving Financial Aid Award Letters

What’s probably wrong, and how to make it right

Are the financial aid award letters your institution sends to returning and prospective students clear, correct, complete, and comparable to other institutions’ award letters? The federal government thinks that too many are misleading and difficult to compare.

$1 Million For Mayville State

Largest gift in school history will pay for scholarships

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Dropouts Increase As Aid Falls

More than 500 students left campus, or did not return this fall, because they couldn't pay their tuition bill, UNCP officials say. The students who dropped out were academically eligible, but the money wasn't there.

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Governor OKs College Aid For Undocumented Immigrants In California

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Saturday allowing undocumented immigrant college students access to public financial aid, marking California's relatively liberal ground in a bitter row over immigration nationwide.

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For-Profit Colleges Grab Big Share Of GI Bill Money

It might be widely assumed that the federal dollars flowing out of Washington to educate Virginia veterans under the Post-9/11 GI Bill are mostly going to traditional public or private nonprofit colleges and universities.

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Mich. State U Gets $170,000 In Grants From GM Foundation

Michigan State University will bolster student financial aid, study abroad and other student-oriented programs thanks to a helping hand from the General Motors Foundation.

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Rationale Behind Determining Price in a Time of Limited Budgets

As many college officials and enrollment management administrators are well aware, there is a debate between those who believe lower prices will attract cost-conscious families, particularly in difficult economic times such as these, and those who argue for the “Chivas Regal” effect, where an increase in the cost of a college signifies luxury quality for the buyer (aka the student).

Financial Literacy Programs and Tools at a Glance

Looking to implement a financial literacy program on campus? These resources could help you get started.
  • 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy: Free program from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life
  • CashCourse: Free, noncommercial online educational materials from the National Endowment for Financial Education
  • FDIC Money Smart for Young Adults: Curriculum that helps those ages 12-20 learn th