The NASFAA Monograph series provides in-depth guidance on tricky regulatory issues.

The COA & PJ monographs are generously sponsored by a grant from Strada Education Foundation. Please note, while these two items are free for everyone, you will need to login to the NASFAA site to access each guide; users can create a login as needed. 

  • Developing the Cost of Attendance
    August 22, 2023 - The eight edition of this Monograph provides guidance in constructing the student's cost of attendance and reflects recent changes made as a result of the FAFSA Simplification Act.
  • Professional Judgment in Eligibility Determination and Need Analysis
    August 22, 2023 - This Monograph discusses recent changes to federal need analysis & professional judgment as a result of the FAFSA Simplification Act. It provides guidelines & suggested methods of making adjustments to the data elements used in need analysis.
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
    September 8, 2023 - (Members-only) This Monograph addresses the policy requirements to assist institutions in determining how "reasonable" their SAP policy is in ensuring compliance with federal regulations while also promoting a culture of student academic success.
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