NEWS FROM NASFAA
"The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)—a major gateway to receiving financial aid—has long been criticized for its complexity. The pervasive problem of students missing out on financial assistance, due either to failure to file a FAFSA or filing late, is a critical issue for the financial aid community. Considerable efforts are being made to increase financial aid access for first-generation and lower-income students... [h]owever, the continued trend of large numbers of eligible students either failing to apply for financial aid or filing late suggests that we can and should do more," Heather Novak and Lyle McKinney write in the latest article in NASFAA's Student Aid Perpectives series.
College enrollment declined for the second year in a row,
dropping by nearly half a million between 2012 and 2013, making it
the largest drop since before the recent recession, according to
data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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THE D.C. DOCKET
NASFAA is here to help you stay up to date on the top policy events occurring throughout the week in Washington, D.C. and, when applicable, across the country. The House and Senate are scheduled to be on recess the week of September 29. Be sure to read Today's News daily for additional coverage of some of these events.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The COD Processing Update provides information related to COD System processing and includes the following sections: COD News and Updates, Current Issues (with a subsection for All Programs, Direct Loans, and Grants), and Reminders.
This Electronic Announcement reminds institutions of the upcoming deadline to begin reporting program-level student enrollment information to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
"Most undergraduates go to college in their home state, and most
head to public institutions. As demographics change and college
costs rise, going away to college might become even more unusual,"
according to National Journal.
"Daphanie Johnson is one of two former students a U.S. Senate
committee cited in a July staff report that made a case against
for-profit colleges for taking advantage of military veterans. Yet
Johnson first heard about the Senate investigation when journalists
began calling her, after the report was released," Inside
Higher Ed reports.
"Rather than react to perpetual questions about their relevance,
HBCUs and Predominantly Black Institutions should be proactive
about drilling down deeper into America's K-12 systems in order to
better prepare students for the demands of a postsecondary
education," Diverse: Issues in Higher
"What if every student who graduated from a city's public high
schools were guaranteed the money needed to go to college? An
experiment like this is under way in Syracuse and Buffalo through
the efforts of a New York foundation called Say Yes to
Education," The Washington Post reports.
"Attorney General Martha Coakley, who has done battle with
for-profit schools since 2012, is facing a federal lawsuit from the
nonprofit organization that represents them, accusing her of
violating both state and federal constitutions in her attempt to
regulate the businesses," The Boston
"While declining default rates may be a good sign, it is only
one piece of information when it comes to the national picture of
student debt, said Brent Tener, director of student financial aid
at Vanderbilt University and a former board member of the National
Association of Student Financial Aid
Administrators," Knoxville News
NASFAA CAREER CENTER
- Business Systems Analyst 4-Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (0657U)-#18683, UC Berkeley
- Business Systems Analyst 3-Financial Aid and Scholarships-(7584U)-#18682, UC Berkeley
- Director, Financial Aid, Coast Community College District, Costa Mesa, California
- Assistant Director of Financial Aid - Student Loan Programs, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
- Director of Financial Aid, Huntington University, Huntington, Indiana
- Financial Aid Analyst, Loyola Marymount University, California, United States
- Director of Financial Aid, Veterans Services and Scholarships, San Joaquin Delta Community College District, Stockton, California