NASFAA in the News: 2015 Archive

  • Critics Blast Federal Agency For Shoddy Oversight Of College Loans
    November 20, 2015 - "Lax oversight and poor communication have beset a little-known federal agency charged with managing the federal student aid program, several witnesses testified Wednesday at a Congressional hearing," according to The Hechinger Report. NASFAA Preside...
  • Federal Student Aid Office Calls Failure A Success -- And Hands Out Big Bonuses
    November 20, 2015 - "In 1998, the Republican-led Congress and President Bill Clinton's Democratic administration decided to give the U.S. Department of Education's financial aid office more freedom to run the student loan program in exchange for it committing to measura...
  • Financial Arm Of The Department Of Education Falling Down On The Job, Watchdog Says
    November 19, 2015 - "Government watchdogs skewered the financial arm of the Department of Education on Wednesday for sloppy communication with contractors, colleges and borrowers, raising concerns about the division’s ability to manage more than $1 trillion in fed...
  • Ed Dept. in the Hot Seat
    November 19, 2015 - "A top Education Department official was on the defensive Wednesday, responding to a wide range of criticisms from congressional lawmakers and government watchdogs about the department’s management of the federal student aid system," Insid...
  • 3 Ways the Education Dept. Stands Accused of Mismanaging Student Aid
    November 19, 2015 - "The Education Department got hit from all sides at a congressional hearing Wednesday, with lawmakers, advocates, and investigators alike accusing the agency of everything from lax oversight to poor customer service," The Chronicle of Higher Edu...
  • Waiting to Hear on Waiver Renewals?; Possible Pitfall for Pell Experiment
    November 2, 2015 - "As I reported Friday, the Education Department’s latest experimental site aims to help students graduate from college more quickly and cheaply by letting high schoolers use Pell grants to pay for dual enrollment courses. It’s an idea tha...
  • Top Colleges Doing the Most for Low-income Students
    October 23, 2015 - "While it won't help high school seniors who are busy applying to colleges now, changes coming to the college financial aid process should allow families sending students to college in 2017 to estimate sooner how much money it will cost them," t...
  • Perkins Proponents Look Ahead
    October 2, 2015 - "Federal Perkins Loan Program advocates couldn’t overcome opposition to avoid a lapse this week, but don’t expect them to give up," according to Politico. "The Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations 'absolutely believes t...
  • NASFAA President Defends Perkins Loans Amid Calls for Accountability
    September 2, 2015 - In an article on NASFAA President Justin Draeger's "Calls for 'Skin-In-The-Game' in Higher Education Ignore an Existing, Effective Program" op-ed, originally published by The Hill, Education Dive's "Dive Brief" provides some takeaways: "Di...
  • Op-Ed: Calls for 'Skin-In-The-Game' in Higher Education Ignore an Existing, Effective Program
    August 31, 2015 - "Legislative proposals that work at cross-purposes are nothing new, but watching the latest Higher Education Act reauthorization discussions might cause a serious case of whiplash among even seasoned political spectators,” writes NASFAA Preside...
  • Experts Debate Whether Student Loans Are A Crisis For Students And The Economy
    July 31, 2015 - "Brown Center Fellow Beth Akers recently participated in a lively debate over the controversial motion, 'student loans are a crisis for students and the economy,' at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) annual con...
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