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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"Before an event Wednesday at the University School of Nashville, Senator Lamar Alexander said that the single biggest barrier to free college tuition for Tennessee high school graduates is a 'ridiculously complex federal application form for student aid,'" The Chattanoogan reports. [...]
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"Arizona unexpectedly ended the 2015 fiscal year $325 million in the black. As a result, some lawmakers are discussing restoring the funds cut from the state's three public universities in the current budget," Arizona Public Radio reports. [...]
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"National student loan debt now clocks in at a staggering $1.2 trillion. Just four in ten Americans possess a college degree. To boot, a third of college graduates aren't ready for the workforce, says the business community," according to the Committee for Economic Development. "It's unequivocally clear: once the envy of the world, America's higher education system isn't up to par on several fronts." [...]
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"Eastern Oklahoma State College has been ordered to repay more than $1 million to the federal government after the U.S. Department of Education said some students at the institution received student aid when they weren't eligible," the McAlester News-Capital reports. [...]
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It's no secret that new college graduates have often had trouble finding stable, well-paying jobs in recent years. But a new report from Young Invincibles suggests getting a college degree could still be worth it. [...]
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"Talk about higher learning. A Colorado county may create the world's first public college scholarship program funded with marijuana money," The Associated Press reports. [...]
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Did student loan debt escalate to become a national issue due to a lack of funds for colleges, or the actions of politicians or students? Joel and Eric Best, authors of The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-dollar Problem, present a different view. Check out a book review in the Journal of Student Financial Aid penned by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Justin Chase Brown for a historical look at how student loan debt became a focus, and what lies ahead for higher education. [...]
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"Louis Blackmon was 11 when the floodwaters unleashed by Hurricane Katrina churned through his family's East New Orleans home, filling it with brackish water and plastering the ceiling with mud and mold," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. "Few of his friends and relatives made it back to the poor, mostly black neighborhood where he grew up. Far fewer had found their way to college a decade later." [...]
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"Many college freshmen arriving on campus this month have no idea how big of a bill they will be footing when they finish up their first year of school," NBC News reports. "Another study by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators found that a tenth of students underestimated how much they owe in loans by $10,000 or more, made worse by the fact that financial aid isn't always spelled out in clear terms." [...]
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