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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, 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, 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
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
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2014
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program was established in 2007 to encourage student borrowers to work in the public sector. Qualifying borrowers may have their Direct Loans forgiven after 10 years of full-time service in an eligible job. Currently, qualifying employers include federal, state, or local government agencies and tax-exempt…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Public Service Occupations, Government Employees, Nonprofit Organizations
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2014
The primary purpose of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) Campus-Based Aid Allocation Task Force was to examine the formula by which congressional appropriations for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Perkins Loan programs are distributed to schools,…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Resource Allocation, Funding Formulas
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2014
There is remarkable diversity in student loan systems throughout the world. In considering the ideal approach to system of loan repayment based on income here in the United States, it is valuable to examine the nature, successes, and failures of some other countries' methods of offering borrowers income-contingent student loan repayment. Two…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Loan Repayment, Income Contingent Loans, Higher Education
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2013
In light of increasing concern about student loans, debt levels, and rising default rates, which coincide with worries about college costs, affordability, and transparency, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) convened a task force in 2012 to study this issue and make recommendations for improvement. NASFAA's…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Loan Repayment, Debt (Financial), College Students
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NJ1), 2013
As the student aid programs rapidly approach reauthorization in 2014, they continue to face severe funding and efficiency problems. With grant assistance from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through their "Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery" (RADD) project, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) examined…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Programs, Student Loan Programs, Educational Policy
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NJ1), 2013
As the student aid programs rapidly approach reauthorization in 2014, they continue to face severe funding and efficiency problems. With grant assistance from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through their "Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery" (RADD) project, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Programs, Student Loan Programs, Educational Policy
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