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National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2020
It has become increasingly difficult to succeed in the U.S. workforce with only a high school diploma. While 75% of the middle-class workforce had only a high school education in the 1970s, that percentage dropped to below 40% by 2007. An estimated two-thirds of all jobs in 2020 will require some postsecondary training, up from just a quarter of…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Programs, Program Length, Labor Force Development
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
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2019
Education has been an evolving enterprise since Plato first sat at Socrates' feet. What sets the past few decades apart in the history of education, though, is the rapid pace of change. New technologies, workforce demands, consumer expectations, entrepreneurial innovations and public sensitivity to cost are increasing the pressure for accessible,…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Higher Education
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2019
In recent years, there has been strong bipartisan interest at the congressional level to require annual federal student loan counseling. Given this interest, and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators' (NASFAAs') commitment to being an active, helpful partner in reauthorization discussions, NASFAA convened a task force…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Debt (Financial), Loan Repayment
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2018
As college costs continue to increase, more and more Americans rely on federal student financial assistance programs to help pay for their postsecondary education. Despite the demonstrable and continually increasing importance of federal student aid, the majority of Americans have little knowledge of the Title IV programs or the processes…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Grants
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2017
The Assessing Tuition- and Debt-Free Higher Education Task Force was convened in July 2016. Charged by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators's (NASFAA's) Board of Directors with evaluating the existing landscape of state and local promise programs with a focus on scaling such models to the national level, the task force…
Descriptors: Tuition, Debt (Financial), Paying for College, Higher Education
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2017
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) task force for Re-Examining Paradigms of Campus-Based Aid was established in June 2017 to examine the "one grant/one loan" concept with a specific focus on whether and how the existing campus-based programs fit into this model. Proposals to eliminate campus-based…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Higher Education, Federal Legislation
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2017
This "National Profile" serves as a helpful resource document on the basics of the federal student financial aid programs that provide funding to millions of students each year. This information is more important than ever, as data from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) show that the number of students applying for federal financial…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Grants
Steele, Patricia; Baum, Sandy – National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2017
In April, 2015 the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) joined a collaboration to assist students whose college or career school closed while they were attending or shortly after they withdrew. This collaboration, a response to the closure of Corinthian College, received hundreds of student inquiries in the first…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Financial Aid Applicants, School Closing
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2016
Growing concern over the complexity of the federal financial aid system and a push toward simplification has led to increased attention toward streamlining the federal student aid programs. Specifically, several proposals and policy papers have recommended consolidating the federal aid programs into one grant program and one loan program, commonly…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Finance Reform, Program Proposals
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2016
"Market Research on Law School Student Aid Award Letters and Shopping Sheet Information" set out to identify through consumer testing what information on the financial aid award letter and U.S. Department of Education's (ED) Shopping Sheet could be modified to create a document that better assists students applying to, or currently…
Descriptors: Law Schools, Student Financial Aid, Law Students, Vocabulary
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2016
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) embarked on a yearlong effort to identify and examine ways to make financial aid research more relevant to financial aid practitioners. To inform their recommendations, they surveyed NASFAA members, reviewed the…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2016
This "National Profile" serves as a helpful resource document on the basics of the federal student financial aid programs that provide funding to millions of students each year. This information is more important than ever, as data from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) show that the number of students applying for federal financial…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Grants
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2015
NASFAA's Diversity and Inclusion Report emphasizes the importance of diversity and inclusivity to NASFAA. Included in this report is a diversity statement developed by NASFAA's Professional Diversity Caucus, and approved by NASFAA's Board in March of 2015. The Caucus convened in the summer of 2014 to better understand issues related to diversity…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Administrators, Professional Associations, Group Membership
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