Using Financial Aid Data to Help Students Meet Basic Needs

"A growing body of research has shown that student persistence and college completion are strongly connected to and determined by whether students’ basic needs are being me," Inside Higher Ed reports.

..."NASFAA data indicate approximately half of the nation’s financial aid departments are understaffed.

Jill Desjean, senior policy analyst at NASFAA, said for many of the survey respondents, resource constraints are a major challenge.

'Since the pandemic, we really never bounced back to full staffing,' she said. 'When you’re already working overtime to do the minimum that your office has to do, it’s obviously really difficult to take on additional initiatives, as much as financial aid officers appreciate that they would be valuable to their students.'"

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Publication Date: 2/5/2024

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