NASFAA In the News

Below are NASFAA's recent appearances in the media. 

  • Lee's Dill Elected To Serve On NASFAA
    February 22, 2018 - "Marian Dill, director of financial aid at Lee University, has been elected to serve on the National Board of Directors for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. She was elected to a two-year term as a representative-at-la...
  • Federal Work-Study Fact-Checked
    February 20, 2018 - "One of the rare areas of agreement between Democrats and Republicans these days might surprise you: leaders of both parties are critical of a financial aid program that provides jobs to about 600,000 students," Kelly Field writes for the Education W...
  • How Older Workers Can Learn New Job Skills
    February 16, 2018 - "Career moves often require a skill refresh, or in some cases, even a serious hitting of the books. Once you decide what job you are aiming for, check to see the credentials required for the position. To get hired, you may first need to expand your s...
  • Trump Budget Proposal Takes Aim at IDR, PSLF, and Billions in Grants
    February 13, 2018 - "The administration’s budget proposal, like the PROSPER Act, puts an end to PSLF, a popular program that allows borrowers to have their loan balances forgiven after making 120 consecutive payments while working for nonprofit or government agenc...
  • Republicans Push for Limits on Grad School Loans
    February 7, 2018 - "A proposal put forward by House Republicans to place tighter limits on federal student loan borrowing by graduate students would be likely to 'severely depress the market' for advanced degrees — especially among students who aren't working or ...
  • Why an Update of Higher Ed's Sweeping Framework Could Be Years Away
    February 7, 2018 - "The Senate has held four hearings since the middle of January to discuss revamping the federal law governing higher education. But as momentum ramps up, signs of discord on fundamental issues may throw a wrench into the plan to reauthorize the law &...
  • Re: Jan. 27 Commentary, “De-escalation Policy Could Help Mend Community Trust.”
    February 3, 2018 - "As a student financial aid counselor, I am proud of the work by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators to advocate for strong federal student aid programs to increase access and affordability for low-income students in high...
  • College Student Aid at Risk in Congress
    January 31, 2018 - "A significant source of worry is the proposed elimination of one of the federal grant programs that targets the neediest students, the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) program," John Manning writes for Minnesota Private Colleges. "...
  • Higher-Ed Bill Opens New Battle Over Financial Aid for Undergrads
    January 30, 2018 - "The PROSPER Act cuts financial assistance for undergraduates, a move that will hurt many, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators said Jan. 24," the Carolina Journal reports. "...The bill scores high marks when it comes to c...
  • Questions About Student Aid Debit Card
    January 26, 2018 - "The Office of Federal Student Aid’s plans for a prepaid student aid card would position the office -- and the contractor it selects -- for a long-term, even lifelong, relationship with student borrowers, according to documents released this we...
  • No Restrictions on Item Buys With Student Aid Card: Official
    January 26, 2018 - "A proposed payment card with financial aid money on it wouldn’t stop college students from using it on liquor or a tattoo, the Education Department’s head of federal student aid said. Still, steps would be taken to try to ensure taxpayer...
  • National Committee Will Tackle Tough Issues in Higher Education
    January 26, 2018 - "To address some of the problems facing higher education in America, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) has convened a forward-thinking group of 50 experts, which it's calling Forward50. The national c...
  • Vague Student Aid Letters Could Be Due for Congressional Fix
    January 24, 2018 - "Prospective college students struggling to understand the jargon of financial aid could get some clarity if Congress decides to set new requirements for college financial aid letters," Emily Wilkins writes in a blog post for Bloomberg Government. "....
  • CSI: Financial Aid Should Remain if Government Shuts Down
    January 22, 2018 - "A potential government shutdown may have you worried about some federal programs, like financial aid for your college student," KMVT reports. "The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators released a statement on this, saying, 'Fe...
  • Federal Shutdown Won’t Cause Chaos in Higher Ed — Unless It Drags On
    January 22, 2018 - "The federal shutdown that began on Friday at midnight will have a minimal effect on higher education — as long as the shop reopens soon, that is," according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. “..'Federal student-aid programs are ...
  • Betsy DeVos’ Student Loan Forgiveness Changes Could Make Getting Relief Harder For Some
    January 18, 2018 - "The Department of Education under Secretary Betsy DeVos is engaged in an effort to undo Obama-era regulations governing loan forgiveness among students who have been defrauded by their universities," Bustle reports. "The Department of Education 'cam...
  • With a Tax Deduction Gone, Is Home Equity a Smart Way to Pay for College?
    January 16, 2018 - "For parents facing the prospect of six-figure college bills, every bit of savings and every last tax break helps. So as Americans digested the details of the tax bill that passed last month, it was natural to lament the end of deductions for interes...
  • Expectations for Paying for College, Grad School in 2019
    January 11, 2018 - "Congress is expected to reauthorize the federal law governing higher education this year, which would most likely overhaul the federal student loan and work-study programs," according to U.S. News & World Report. NASFAA is quoted in the art...
  • How to Find College Aid—by Yourself or With Help
    January 9, 2018 - "Students seeking to lower their college tuition bill may be eligible for 'free money,' but tracking it down requires some homework," the Wall Street Journal reports. NASFAA's Megan Coval is quoted in the article. 
  • Proposal Would Raise the Bar for Borrowers Seeking Loan Relief
    January 3, 2018 - "The Department of Education will propose next week that borrowers be required to demonstrate their institution intended to mislead them before they can have their loans discharged," Inside Higher Ed reports.
  • NASFAA in the News: 2017 Archive
    December 31, 2017
  • NASFAA in the News: 2016 Archive
    December 31, 2016
  • NASFAA in the News: 2015 Archive
    December 31, 2015
  • NASFAA in the News: 2014 Archive
    December 31, 2014
  • NASFAA in the News: 2013 Archive
    December 31, 2013
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