NASFAA In the News

Below are NASFAA's recent appearances in the media. 

  • Earlier Deadline On FAFSA Helps Families Get A Start On College Aid
    February 10, 2017 - "Last fall, students were offered a head start on one of most onerous parts of the college application process: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid," The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "NCAN and other observers like the National Associatio...
  • Obama's Higher Education Record: A Low Bar for Betsy DeVos
    February 7, 2017 - "With Betsy DeVos likely to be confirmed today as the Secretary of Education, critics will continue to frame her as dangerously inexperienced," Jason Delisle writes for the American Enterprise Institute. "... But critics should grade DeVos on a curve...
  • Donald Trump Could Bring Big Changes to Higher Education, But Plans Are Mostly Unknown
    February 6, 2017 - "Donald Trump's administration could reshape the way millions of Americans pay for college by changing the federal government's role in student loans, and loosen regulations on universities and their researchers," The Journal Times reports. NASFAA's ...
  • Default Rates Highlight Growing Student Loan Crisis
    February 2, 2017 - " ... Nearly 40 percent of student loan borrowers are either in default or more than 90 days past-due on their payments, according to a new report from the think tank Demos," Marketplace reports. "'That’s really the hidden story of student loan...
  • Minnesota: Changes to FAFSA Apps Lead to Slowdown for UMN, Other Colleges
    January 31, 2017 - "A change in the federal student aid application has been causing headaches and slowdowns in some colleges' financial aid offices this year. Updates to Free Application for Federal Student Aid requirements have forced some student aid administrators ...
  • Expanding College Access: Promising Strategies to Boost Students’ Financial Aid Completion
    January 27, 2017 - "Students who pursue education after high school are more likely to earn more over their lifetime and have better health outcomes, job satisfaction and other benefits for themselves and their children," according to Northwest Matters, the blog of Edu...
  • Free College Movement May Reduce Student Borrowing
    January 26, 2017 - "What's the best form of debt relief for a student loan borrower? Never needing to borrow in the first place," according to U.S. News & World Report. NASFAA's Assessing Tuition- and Debt-Free Higher Education Task Force Report is mentioned i...
  • Who Is Really Benefiting From Early Access to Federal Student Aid?
    January 25, 2017 - "New data from the Department of Education suggests that Obama administration efforts to improve the process of applying for financial aid are beginning to take hold," Gregg Scoresby, founder and CEO of CampusLogic, writes in a blog post for RealClea...
  • Texas: Up Front for Retention
    January 25, 2017 - "On the campus of Houston Baptist University, many students are the first in their families to go to college. It’s a distinction that makes the private university want to ensure that their students completely understand what is expected of them...
  • Some Borrowers Get Student Loans Discharged in Bankruptcy Court
    January 24, 2017 - "Fact: 42 million Americans owe roughly $1.3 trillion in student loan debt. ... But the average student owes $31,000 after college – even more if they attend graduate school. That’s a big burden, though some borrowers recently have gotten...
  • How President Trump Could Actually Fix America's Finances
    January 23, 2017 - "As the nation’s leaders have gotten down to work this month, sweeping financial reforms could be on the table: an overhaul of the tax code, the repeal of Obamacare, Medicare privatization, and more. ... What follows is our to-do list for the n...
  • Dear Betsy
    January 17, 2017 - "The record of Betsy DeVos as an activist and advocate on K-12 education has been picked over for more than a month. But relatively little is known about her position on a range of issues that vex higher education policy makers," Inside Higher Ed rep...
  • What You Need to Know About Your College Financial Aid Offer This Year
    January 6, 2017 - "College admission season is approaching fast. And because of a new date for federal financial aid applications, many students will be getting financial aid offers earlier from colleges that accept them," according to Consumer Reports. NASFAA Preside...
  • 10 States With the Cheapest Tuition at Public Universities
    January 6, 2017 - "Earning a college degree doesn’t have to leave you broke. Depending on where you live, you might be able to obtain a top-notch education on the cheap," according to Yahoo! Finance.
  • Implications of Tuition-Free Programs
    January 5, 2017 - "This week, New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a plan to help students get through college debt-free. The plan would provide free tuition to a State University of New York or City University of New York college, including two-year community...
  • NASFAA Task Force Report on Free College Plans
    January 4, 2017 - "After a debate over addressing the cost of college occupied much of the Democratic presidential primary, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators assembled a task force in June to assess both existing and proposed free colleg...
  • Unintended Consequences
    January 4, 2017 - "Jennifer Buckles, the director of financial aid at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has seen about 2 percent of federal student aid applications filed this academic year by returning and incoming students at the campus flagged for changes...
  • New Report Looks at State and Local Tuition- and Debt-Free College Plans
    January 4, 2017 - "In the wake of the Republicans reclaiming the White House, tuition-free college at the federal level—a centerpiece of Democrat Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign—is unlikely to move forward any time soon," the American Council...
  • NASFAA in the News: 2016 Archive
    December 31, 2016
  • NASFAA in the News: 2015 Archive
    December 31, 2015
  • NASFAA in the News: 2014 Archive
    December 31, 2014
  • NASFAA in the News: 2013 Archive
    December 31, 2013
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