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Giblin, Joan; Morris, Mounira – College and University, 2021
Enrollment Management offices serve a vital role in the recruitment and retention of students. Despite the rapid evolution of the field, little research exists exploring the competencies needed for success. A job advertisement analysis identified a number of similar competencies needed across enrollment management, as well as competencies unique…
Descriptors: Minimum Competencies, Enrollment Management, Occupational Information, Work Experience
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White, Julie A.; Dache, Amalia – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
In the U.S. educational system of higher education, community colleges are positioned as the institutions of access, with student financial aid as the primary policy lever to drive student enrollment. However, completion rates at community colleges are the lowest of all institution types, and financial aid has not been adequate to provide full…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Financial Aid, Suburban Schools, Urban Schools
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2020
The Administrative Capability Task Force was convened by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) to deliver a report containing recommendations that could provide better support for financial aid offices, ensuring they are able to meet administrative capability standards. The task force comprised a geographically…
Descriptors: College Administration, Student Financial Aid, Compliance (Legal), Higher Education
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2020
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) convened the Examining Software Providers' Compliance With the NASFAA Code of Conduct Working Group in September 2019 to research and analyze the role that student financial aid management software plays in institutions' ability to provide accurate and clear aid offers. The…
Descriptors: Ethics, Computer Software, Vendors, Student Financial Aid
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Cramer, Sharon F.; Cooke, Connie F. – College and University, 2019
This is a conversation with Connie F. Cooke, Director, Financial Aid, State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo State and Sharon F. Cramer, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Emerita, SUNY Buffalo State. They started working together twenty years ago when they began to implement a new student information system for the university. The SABRE…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Information Systems, Program Implementation, Enrollment Management
Voss-Ward, Carol – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In 2015, The Education Trust released "The Pell Partnership: Ensuring a Shared Responsibility for Low-Income Student Success." This analysis of over 1,000 public and private institutions revealed that while Pell grant recipients graduate at rates averaging 14 percentage points lower than non-Pell eligible students, many institutions do…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Educational Practices, College Students
Webster, Jeff; Fernandez, Chris; Fletcher, Carla; Klepfer, Kasey – Trellis Company, 2017
The rising cost of attending college creates a financial challenge for most students, many of whom must take out student loans to pursue their education goals. Whether or not they earn a degree, these students will leave school with the burden of managing student debt. How well they manage this complex process may shape their personal finances for…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Debt (Financial), Student Financial Aid Officers
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Peterson, Stacey A. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2017
Financial aid administrators administer various aspects of financial assistance programs; oversee, direct, coordinate, evaluate, and provide training for program activities and the personnel who manage office operations and supervise support staff; and ensure alignment of student and institutional needs while protecting the public interest. They…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Financial Aid Officers, Certification, Professionalism
American Institutes for Research, 2015
Next fall, students at Purdue University may have a new way to pay their tuition: income share agreements (ISAs). ISAs are an alternative form of higher education financing in which students pledge a fixed percentage of future earnings in exchange for money to pay for college. ISAs present a new challenge to the nation's colleges and universities,…
Descriptors: Income Contingent Loans, Paying for College, Student Financial Aid, Student Financial Aid Officers
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Prins, Esther; Kassab, Cathy; Campbell, Kimeka – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2015
This article paints a comprehensive portrait of the demographic, financial, and educational characteristics of Pennsylvania postsecondary students who are adult learners, and identifies rural-urban differences within this group. The study analyzed data from the 2010-11 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (n = 610,925), supplemented by…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Higher Education, Student Characteristics, Demography
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Inge, Brittany; Fowler, Pamela; Gross, Jacob P. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2015
The upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965 provides opportunities and presents challenges for financial aid administrators. This article outlines steps that aid administrators can take and challenges they may face in preparing for and responding to new legislation.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Student Financial Aid
Boyd, Marcia D. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Financial aid programs are supposed to improve access and affordability in higher education (Gillen, 2009). The effectiveness of these programs is increasingly being questioned as college attainment figures stagnate and the financial burden on students and families continues to climb year after year. The purpose of this study was to examine the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Black Colleges, College Administration, Student Financial Aid
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education estimates that 20 percent of community college students default on their student loan obligations (compared with 14.7 percent of all student loan borrowers), and that number is rising. What can community college financial officers do to keep their default numbers low? In this article, Heather Boerner describes the…
Descriptors: Loan Default, Community Colleges, College Students, Student Financial Aid Officers
Michelau, Demarée K. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2014
Equity in Excellence is a two-year project launched in 2013 to support the implementation of Colorado's higher education reform agenda. With a focus on the metropolitan Denver area, the project intends to align the state's higher education policies with concrete, equity-focused actions at its public community colleges and four-year institutions.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Competency Based Education
Miller, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Millions of current and prospective college students fail to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually for a number of reasons. One common obstacle students face is the complexity of the FAFSA which prevents students from completing the federal application. This study examined whether or not a multimedia tutorial can…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Higher Education, Financial Aid Applicants, Student Financial Aid
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