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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
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
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2015
Over the last several years the financial aid community has voiced concern about disruptions, inconsistencies, and lack of quality servicing on federal student loans. It has been difficult to fully grasp the extent to which servicing issues exist and to understand the disparate servicing practices between various servicers. The joint Servicing…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2015
The rules, systems and processes that work for traditional, term based, brick and mortar programs do not always work to advance the innovation that currently exists within higher education, and the recommendations in this paper are the first step to help ensure barriers are eliminated that stifle this innovation. Innovative learning models provide…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Models, Educational Legislation
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2015
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
Baum, Sandy; Carew, Diana; Fraire, Jacob; Jacks, Kay; James, Kevin; Madzelan, Daniel; Miller, Scott E.; Simmons, Barry; Thompson, Jessica – National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2014
When borrowers default on a federal student loan, it can have catastrophic consequences. Their credit scores drop dramatically, severely curtailing their ability to afford a home or a car, and even limiting their ability to sign up for utilities. The cost of their loan rises as late fees pile up. Moreover, the federal government can garnish…
Descriptors: Risk, Income, Loan Repayment, Consortia
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2014
The National Association of Student Financial Aid and Administrators (NASFAA) Consumer Information Task Force was convened to conduct a thorough review of the current student consumer information requirements and propose ways to streamline both the content and delivery of those requirements. The proposals in the this report were produced for…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Disclosure
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2014
By the 2015-16 award year, a college ranking system, known as the Postsecondary Institution Ratings System (PIRS), will likely be in place to evaluate institutions on a number of factors. While it has not yet been determined what metrics will be used for evaluation, possibilities include: number of students receiving the Federal Pell Grant,…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Access to Education, Student Diversity, Higher Education
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