As the student aid programs rapidly approach reauthorization in 2014,
they continue to face severe funding and efficiency problems. With grant
assistance from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through their
“Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery” (RADD) project, NASFAA released a policy brief
examining the current systems of student aid with an eye towards
reimagining how they could be improved in the future. This report does
not make specific recommendations, but rather puts forward broad ideas
intended to generate discussion and debate with the goal of advancing
key policy issues facing student aid.
- NASFAA's Federal Student Aid Fiscal Map
- NASFAA has provided a Federal Student Aid Fiscal Map to help members navigate the upcoming fiscal environment. The tool includes information about the impact on Federal Student Aid of each action, the latest development, and next anticipated action. The chart will be updated regularly as new information becomes known.
- College Access, Financial Aid, and College Success for Undergraduates from Foster Care
- July 2006 -- Characteristics of undergraduates from foster care, the rate at which they access colleges, their financial aid packages, and rates of degree attainment. By Ryan J. Davis.
- Institutional Grants and Baccalaureate Degree Attainment
- June 2006 - Authors Derek V. Price and Ryan J. Davis explore linkages between the receipt of institutional need- and merit-based grants in the first year of college with degree completion within six years.
- Fixing the Formula: A New Approach to Determining Independent Students’ Ability to Pay for College
- May 2006 -- Development of accurate assessment methods for independent students has been neglected, but is more important as the number of older undergraduate students rises and graduate study becomes more common. By Dr. Sandy Baum.
- College Access and Tax Credits
- Oct. 2005 - Michelle Asha Cooper outlines the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, focusing specifically on the HOPE and Lifetime Learning tax credits, and summarizes existing studies on tax credits and college enrollment. The policy’s structure prevents it from achieving its intended outcomes—making college accessible and aff...