NASFAA Offers Guidance to Displaced College Students

"The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), bolstered by a grant from the Lumina Foundation, has developed a website to benefit students whose colleges closed while they were enrolled or shortly after they withdrew," Diverse: Issues in Higher Education reports.
 
"The website, NextStepsEd.org, is an online ticketing portal which allows students to connect 'with a seasoned financial aid advisor from a NASFAA member institution,' according to the site’s mission statement.
 
NextStepsEd was developed after big institutions of higher education, such as the for-profit Corinthian Colleges and ITT Tech, ended their academic programs as well as the recurring financial questions students come across when they withdraw or an institution closes in the middle of the term.
 
'It left a lot of students without a home in higher education, and in particular a lot of questions about their financial aid and what would be available and what wouldn’t be available to them,' said Megan McClean Coval, vice president of policy at NASFAA. 'So there was a real need for these students to get information — and get accurate information — from financial aid professionals. So that’s why we decided to engage in this.'"
 
NASFAA's "Headlines" section highlights media coverage of financial aid to help members stay up to date with the latest news. Inclusion in Today's News does not imply endorsement of the material or guarantee the accuracy of information presented.

 

Publication Date: 6/6/2017

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