Financial Aid

HEA Finally Gains Reauthorization

Concerns over reporting requirements one major reaction

AT LAST--AFTER SIX YEARS, three Congresses, and 14 extensions of the existing law, the House and Senate finally agreed to legislation reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, and in August President George W. Bush signed it.

Maximizing Financial Aid for Veterans

What administrators can do to help veterans take advantage of education benefits

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN new veteran education benefits will be available next year. The challenge is getting veterans to take advantage of all the benefits available to them.

Thinking Outside the 'Grid'

Using aid to build institutional demand

PACKAGING FINANCIAL AID based on a “grid” that considers both need and quality is becoming more and more common as higher ed institutions attempt to target grants efficiently and effectively to achieve goals.

Budget Crises Create Opportunity

Embracing a chance for change during difficult times

ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE opportunities created by budget problems is the chance to put in motion some long-awaited changes for your college or university.

Aid Directors: Are You Ready For The Summer?

Is there a crisis looming in the student loan industry? Are we in the midst of one already? Depending on what you read, the answer is both "yes" and "no."

Student Loan Borrower Beware

How to help students avoid borrowing pitfalls

IN THE WAKE OF LAST YEAR'S investigations into loan provider and financial aid office relationships, some campuses hesitate to recommend any lender for fear that they'll be perceived as steering business to certain lenders.

A New Day for NASFAA

An interview with NASFAA President Philip Day

<em>FOR SOME PEOPLE, SERVING AS PRESIDENT OF FOUR INSTITUTIONS AND ON THE boards of numerous associations might amount to a full career, but when Philip R. Day left his position at <b>City College of San Francisco</b> he wasn't ready for retirement.

Access to Student Loans Protected

Congress and the White House act in the wake of the credit crunch

INSTABILITY IN THE FINANCIAL markets that has rocked the national economy in recent months will have no impact on federal student loans if action by Congress and words from the Bush administration this spring are any indication.

Willingness to Pay

Making the best case for institutional value and return on investment.

FOR MANY FAMILIES GOING through the college search and selection process, there may be a big difference between the ability to pay college expenses versus the willingness to pay.

New Grants: Campuswide Cooperation Required

How the registrar's, admissions, and academic offices can help in implementing TEACH grants

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF Education has been working overtime to implement a complicated new grant program that provides up to $4,000 a year for aspiring teachers.