Student Aid Perspectives Archive

Student Aid Perspectives is an occasional, longer-format series designed to offer thought-provoking articles on current student aid topics written by expert authors.

Below is the archive of previous Student Aid Perspective articles.

 

  • Advising 'Dreamers' on Paying for College: What Has Changed, and What Hasn't, Since 2012
    June 12, 2017 -   "Back in December of 2012, I wrote an article for NASFAA entitled 'Deferred Action for "Dreamers:" Advising DACA Students About Affording College.' Since then, so much has happened, and yet much still remains the same," ...
  • The Case for Expanding Emergency Aid
    March 13, 2017 - "As experienced financial aid administrators know, the current financial aid system is highly bureaucratic and tightly regulated. As a result, it is also inflexible and often slow-moving. Not only is the application process complex, but the frequent ...
  • Waiting for the Dominoes to Fall
    January 23, 2017 - "Uncertainty reigns in Washington, D.C. these days. The surprise election of Donald Trump and the resulting one-party control of the legislative and executive branches makes substantial changes in federal policy over the next two years nearly inevita...
  • Borrowing Blind: Can Loan Letters Help to Contain Student Debt?
    December 16, 2016 - "No one likes to get a credit card bill every month. Perhaps they regret a month of careless spending, or worry about how they will pay it off. Regardless, it’s a sobering reminder of their spending habits and debt obligations," Amy Glynn, vice...
  • Cost of Attendance: More Than Tuition
    November 29, 2016 - "With Donald Trump winning the presidency and Republicans holding their lead in Congress, a federal debt-free tuition policy won’t happen any time soon, but there are still plenty of ways institutions and policymakers can address the growing bu...
  • How Public, Means-Tested Benefits Can Help Low-income Students
    April 22, 2016 - "One of the principal barriers to more students pursuing and completing college is the lack of sufficient financial aid and family income. Over the last three decades, college tuition and fees have increased nearly four times faster tha...
  • Scrutiny on Endowments Overlooks Fundamental Facts
    October 28, 2015 - "In recent months, along with continued focus on student debt levels and college costs, public attention has also turned to college and university endowments. Opinion pieces critical of large university endowments have appeared in natio...
  • Deferred Action for 'Dreamers': Advising DACA Students About Affording College
    December 6, 2012 - Although the DREAM Act has never been passed into law by Congress, certain young immigrants who are enrolled in or have graduated from high school may now be eligible to apply for temporary relief called “deferred action," Angela D. Adams,...
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