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National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NJ1), 2011
As college costs have soared and the U.S. economy struggles to move out of the recession, more and more Americans have relied on federal student financial assistance programs to help them meet their postsecondary expenses. Data from the Federal Student Aid (FSA), an office of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), show that the number of students…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NJ1), 2009
This year, more students are applying and qualifying for need-based financial aid and more financial aid offices are being asked to reassess financial aid packages to reflect recent changes to families' financial situations, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. "This survey…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Financial Aid, Financial Aid Applicants, Federal Programs
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NJ1), 2009
More than three-quarters of postsecondary institutions (79 percent) would prefer expanding the current Perkins Loan program rather than replacing it with the Direct Perkins Loan program being proposed in Congress, according to a recent survey of NASFAA-member schools. In fact, increasing unsubsidized Stafford Loan limits (80 percent) and lowering…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Federal Programs, Change, Federal Aid