Student Aid Index
NASFAA's Student Aid Index compiles important financial aid regulations, legislation, and other key resources into one convenient, mobile-friendly tool so you have the information you need, when you need it.
- Save time. Direct access to resources—no more conducting Google searches to find answers.
- Look good. Quickly locate the citations you need to support your decisions and recommendations—and demonstrate your expertise in front of parents, students, and your supervisor.
- Increase your productivity. Use this simple, intuitive tool to get more done by spending less time searching for the information you need.
- Included with membership. If you are a NASFAA member, please enjoy the Student Aid Index gratis, and let us know how you like it.
- Not yet a member? Join now to take advantage of the Student Aid Index, and all of NASFAA's member resources!
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“It took me about 2 minutes to find what I needed. The Student Aid Index is absolutely great.” - Pam Fowler, University of Michigan, MI
"My staff love it! The University System of Georgia Board of Regents auditors want it. When challenged, this tool assists us in clarifying interpretation to these and other auditors." - Ron Day, Kennesaw State University, GA
"Before the Index I would have gone to various websites to find what I was looking for. The Index gave me direct links for the resources I needed and cut my research time down to almost nothing." - Brad Barnett, Senior Associate Director for Financial Aid, James Madison University
"I cannot tell you how often I am in meetings on my campus wishing I could check financial aid statutes, rules, regulations or NASFAA interpretations. So, you can imagine how excited I am that the Index gives me access right from my smart phone or tablet!" - Craig D. Munier, Director of Scholarships & Financial Aid, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
- Simple and intuitive - Organized in a tree hierarchy, the Index has top-level terms, common sets of informational resources for each term, and subtopics. A list of related terms and synonyms is also provided for each top-level term.
- Easily searchable - If you don't want to search by hierarchy, you can search by terms at all levels, with links directly to the appropriate topic or subtopic.
- Comprehensive - In addition, each topic/subtopic has associated resources such as text descriptions, images, files, and web links.
- Expert data, straight from the source - Resources include direct links to federal regulation, legislative text, Department of Education guidance (including the FSA Handbook), and NASFAA interpretation and analysis.
- Multiple delivery platforms – members can access the Index via their mobile device (don't forget to add the bookmark icon to your home screen!) or the website-optimized version, viewable from any web browser.
- Constantly growing – the Index was built with scalability in mind, so that it can be quickly updated as new resources and guidance become available.