Policy Resources

The following resources provide an overview of national and state student financial aid programs, process, and performance.


  • National Student Financial Aid Profile
    In an effort to increase knowledge of these vital Title iV and other financial aid programs, NASFAA provides the National Student Aid Profile, updated annually.
  • Postsecondary Student Financial Aid Facts
    NASFAA discusses the role of financial aid administrators in student aid delivery; sources of federal student assistance by agency; percent of federal budget spent on student assistance; and types and amounts of state assistance.
  • FY 2010 Federal Program Performance Reports
    The U.S. Department of Education's program-by-program performance evaluations.
  • Appropriations Tracker
    Interactive congressional appropriations tools for student financial aid and other education programs, from the Committee on Education Funding (which includes NASFAA).
  • FY 2010 Annual Report for Federal Student Aid
    The U.S. Department of Education gives an overview of Federal Student Aid‘s FY 2010 performance objectives and results. Provides a summary of achievements and progress in meeting the organization‘s stated performance standards.