Today's News for
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEWS FROM NASFAA
In a paper released today, a consortium of three higher education policy organizations including NASFAA, advocates for automatic enrollment of indebted students in Income-Based Repayment (IBR) and employer payroll withholding programs. The paper, part of the third phase of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery project, explains that enrolling students in such programs could help to simplify the student loan system for students while also radically reducing the number entering default.
This new series, Exploring Ethics, aims to open
discussion between NASFAA members about how to apply the
association's Ethical Principles and Code of
Conduct through case studies. In this study, we examine how to
handle intra-institution requests for students' FAFSA data while
striving to adhere to NASFAA's Statement of Ethical Principles.
The new year will bring a new Congress and a host of higher
education issues to be tackled. NASFAA wants to know - what
financial aid issue would you most like to see addressed by
policymakers? Take the poll
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
This letter announces an instructor-led, online training session that will provide information about reporting GE data to NSLDS.
"The divide between administrators and professors is legendary
in higher education, where the model of shared governance seems to
fuel tensions as often as it resolves them," The Chronicle
of Higher Education reports.
"After hearings on Capitol Hill this year to examine the
N.C.A.A. and college sports, some lawmakers believe they have found
the next step for the federal government's role: a presidential
commission," The New York Times reports.
"Thirteen Virginia colleges and universities have united to
relay an important message to Governor McAuliffe: Don't cut money
from higher education budgets," USA
"Access to college is a hot issue these days, with policy makers
and colleges looking for ways to enroll more low-income,
first-generation, and minority students," Jon Boeckenstedt writes
in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Blogs and Think Tanks
"'According to the most-recent calculations of Strike Debt, the
debt-resistance group I work with, the cost would be relatively
modest,' [according to Andrew Ross]," The
"Colleges have continued to embark on fewer agreements with
credit-card companies, according to the Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau's annual report on the agreements, released on
Monday," The Chronicle of Higher Education's The
Ticker blog reports.
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