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NEWS FROM NASFAA

Higher Ed Consortium Suggests Automatically Enrolling Indebted Students in IBR and Payroll Withholding

In a paper released today, a consortium of three higher education policy organizations including NASFAA, advocates for automatic enrollment of indebted students in Income-Based Repayment (IBR) and employer payroll withholding programs. The paper, part of the third phase of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery project, explains that enrolling students in such programs could help to simplify the student loan system for students while also radically reducing the number entering default.

What Would You Do? Exploring Ethics In FAFSA Data Sharing

This new series, Exploring Ethics, aims to open discussion between NASFAA members about how to apply the association's Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct through case studies. In this study, we examine how to handle intra-institution requests for students' FAFSA data while striving to adhere to NASFAA's Statement of Ethical Principles.

Poll the Pros: What Issue Would You Most Like To See Addressed In 2015?

The new year will bring a new Congress and a host of higher education issues to be tackled. NASFAA wants to know - what financial aid issue would you most like to see addressed by policymakers? Take the poll now! 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

ANN-14-27: Live Internet Webinar – Gainful Employment: Reporting Data to NSLDS

This letter announces an instructor-led, online training session that will provide information about reporting GE data to NSLDS.

HEADLINES

National News

Faculty Leaders Try Their Hand At Running A College

"The divide between administrators and professors is legendary in higher education, where the model of shared governance seems to fuel tensions as often as it resolves them," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

As N.C.A.A. Issues Pile Up, A Call for A Commission

"After hearings on Capitol Hill this year to examine the N.C.A.A. and college sports, some lawmakers believe they have found the next step for the federal government's role: a presidential commission," The New York Times reports.

State News

'Save Our Slice': 13 Va. Colleges Fight Higher Education Budget Cuts

"Thirteen Virginia colleges and universities have united to relay an important message to Governor McAuliffe: Don't cut money from higher education budgets," USA TODAY reports.

Opinions

Opinion: Why The Admissions Office May Be Part Of The Problem Of College Access

"Access to college is a hot issue these days, with policy makers and colleges looking for ways to enroll more low-income, first-generation, and minority students," Jon Boeckenstedt writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Blogs and Think Tanks

How Much Would It Cost To Make Higher Education Free?

"'According to the most-recent calculations of Strike Debt, the debt-resistance group I work with, the cost would be relatively modest,' [according to Andrew Ross]," The Dish reports.

Colleges Are Cutting Back On Credit-Card Deals, Report Says

"Colleges have continued to embark on fewer agreements with credit-card companies, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's annual report on the agreements, released on Monday," The Chronicle of Higher Education's The Ticker blog reports.

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