In the Fight over Financial Aid Award Letters, Students Must be Heard
"A slew of recent reports dealing with student debt make crystal clear that students need to be better informed about the financial aid packages that colleges are offering them," New America Foundation's Higher Education Initiative reports. "So far the loudest voice in the debate over standardizing award letters has been the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, which has expressed serious reservations about even the voluntary 'shopping sheet.' The group opposes 'a one-size fits all' requirement that would limit the flexibility of colleges 'to design a financial aid award letter that best meets the needs of their unique student populations.'"
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