CAPFAA consists of Financial Aid Administrators from Postsecondary Institutions, members of educational institutions, government agencies, and private and community organizations concerned with the support and administration of student financial aid. CAPFAA was established in 1969 to serve the interests and needs of students and their families through the financial aid process.  CAPFAA specifically assists in promoting and developing effective programs for student financial aid. Additionally, CAPFAA facilitates communication and cooperation among educational institutions and sponsors of student aid funds by organizing conferences and training sessions on important issues in student aid.

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"For many students, what they'll pay to attend college​ isn't clear. ​But paying for college doesn't have to remain a mystery," according to U.S. News and World Report. "'While [online tools] might not be able to offer​ a precise number, they give families a ballpark,' says Megan McClean, the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators'​ managing director of policy and federal relations." more >>
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
"There’s a debate whether a recent boom in online-university courses democratizes higher education, or provides a playground for the wealthy," The Wall Street Journal's Digits reports. more >>
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
"For some years now, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, has waged a war against for-profit colleges and universities," Paul Alexander writes in a commentary piece for Roll Call. more >>
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
"A $10 million gift to Yale University will go toward scholarships for low-income Chinese students," Inside Higher Ed reports. more >>
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
"The Education Department will release on Thursday the final version of its 'gainful employment' rule—the subject of years of intense debate, revision, and litigation," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. more >>
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
"The government has stacked the financial aid system in favor of debt. You can get a 10-year term loan with a four-year grace at cut rates with no credit check. Oh, and much of the loan may be forgiven. It's the sweetest loan in America," Bob Hildreth, founder and executive director of FUEL Education, writes The Huffington Post's The Blog. more >>
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
A new online tool from the University of Texas System aims to help students make more informed decisions about their education and future careers by offering comprehensive data on employment outcomes of UT graduates. more >>
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Under the Higher Education Act of 1965, financial aid administrators have the authority to make Professional Judgment (PJ) adjustments for students who have special circumstances. We're curious... what is the PJ adjustment request related to cost of attendance (COA) your office receives most frequently? Please take a second to complete this poll to let us know what type of request you get most often. Once you've submitted your answer you'll be able to see how your office compares to that of your peers. Take the poll now! more >>
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
"Is it really a skills gap that’s preventing college graduates from getting jobs, or is it a policy gap in how higher-ed institutions are governed and funded?" eCampus News reports. more >>
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
"The United States set out 40 years ago to ensure that people who qualified academically for higher education would not be turned away for financial reasons and would have access to college degrees that allowed them to move up on the social ladder," Brent Staples writes in a blog post for The New York Times' Taking Note. more >>
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

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