Getting It Right: Analyzing the Accuracy of Federal Burden Estimates for Title IV Financial Aid Compliance

Authored by independent research consultant Carlo Salerno for NASFAA, this white paper explores the methodologies used to calculate the level of administrative burden experienced by aid administrators.

The paper points to an inverse relationship between administrative reporting requirements and one-on-one financial aid counseling—e.g. the more time aid administrators spend attempting to comply with regulations, the less time they have to attend to the needs of students and their families. Administrative burden estimates that do not accurately reflect the time and resource constraints faced by college financial aid offices could ultimately end up hurting students, the paper finds.

  • Publisher : NASFAA
  • Resource Type : White Paper
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