Today's News for
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEWS FROM NASFAA
For the fourth year in a row, NASFAA will host an event to inform Congressional staff and the general public about the state of federal financial aid. The "2014 NASFAA National Profile Briefing" will be held tomorrow from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm in room 2175 at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. NASFAA presenters will cover federal financial aid programs, need analysis, and NASFAA tools, among other topics. If you live in the D.C. area, it’s not too late to attend. Stay tuned for an online version of NASFAA's presentation and peruse historical data from past National Profiles in NASFAA's online National Student Aid Profile center.
The 2014 National Conference in Nashville marked the annual transition in leadership for NASFAA. On Tuesday July 1, 2013-14 National Chair Craig Munier passed the gavel to 2014-15 National Chair Eileen O'Leary, who will lead this year’s Board of Directors. Check out photos and bios for all members of NASFAA’s Board of Directors.
NASFAA didn't have to go far to catch up with former Dallas
Martin Fund for Education in Public Policy and Student Aid (DME)
Intern Charlotte Etier, as just last week, she joined the
organization full time as our new Research Analyst! That's only one
exciting development in Charlotte's life since she completed her
internship with NASFAA in the summer of 2013. She got married (and
now goes by Charlotte Pollack), worked on the financial aid front
lines, and recently relocated to Washington, D.C.
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"Americans who attended college for a while but never earned a
credential might be the key to achieving the ambitious college
completion goals the White House and influential foundations have
set," Inside Higher Ed reports.
"The White House's higher education summit in January, as some
critics described it, was all about appealing to the cameras. … But
the administration's first public event following up on that
summit, hosted here on Monday, was decidedly less
publicity-focused," Inside Higher
"Students who participate in the federal work-study program are
more likely to graduate and be employed six years after college
than their similar counterparts who don't participate in the
program, according to a new study," Inside Higher
"Social Finance, a company that uses crowdfunding to refinance
student debt, just packaged a bunch of those loans and sold them,"
CNN Money reports.
"Here's how we determined which of the nation's roughly 1,500
four-year colleges and universities give you the best value for
your money," Money writes.
"Theo Groh and other Young and College Democrats are asking
citizens to sign a petition urging Congress to pass legislation
that would allow former college graduates to refinance their
student loans," Seacoast Media Group reports.
"District-level data are not yet available, but some counselors,
in interviews, said they had seen evidence of collateral damage of
the worst financial crisis the school system has ever had: a
drop-off in college-going rates," The Philadelphia
"The University of Virginia is considering taking out a loan of
up to $100 million to jumpstart funding for its financial aid
program, AccessUVa," The Daily
"While the level of national debt is real, the picture for the
average student is less bleak," Tony Frank, president of
Colorado State University, writes in an opinion article for The
"One of the key ingredients to a growing economy is an educated
and well-trained workforce. To this end, our society has invested
heavily in higher education to continuously develop the knowledge
and skills of the next generation," John Hoffmire writes in an
editorial for Deseret News.
Blogs and Think Tanks
"For a long time, U.S. News & World
Report had a monopoly on the college rankings game. … But
in recent years, there has been a profusion of rankings
competitors, each with a different perspective on what 'best
colleges' really means," The New York
Times' The Upshot reports.
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