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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A financial aid administrator “anchored” undocumented student Andrea Velazquez throughout her entire college career at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Now, thanks to an exciting development, Andrea is intent on helping other students, too. more >>
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
"After years of enrollment losses, Anthem Education, a for-profit chain of colleges and career institutes, filed for bankruptcy Monday," Inside Higher Ed reports. more >>
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
"Few magazine editors—myself included—can resist a dash of apocalypse in a cover line, which is why I don't fault writer Graeme Wood for the question on the front of this month’s Atlantic: 'Is College Doomed?' I'll answer that question anyway: no," Judith Shulevitz writes for the New Republic.    more >>
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
"Bruce Braley is using visits to college campuses this week to draw a contrast between himself and U.S. Senate campaign opponent Joni Ernst on higher education access and affordability," The Des Moines Register reports.   more >>
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
"At his high school in Tukwila, Washington, [Isaac] Silwal was introduced to Summer Search, a national nonprofit that partners with high schools in seven urban areas on the east and west coasts," Diverse: Issues in Higher Education reports. more >>
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
As you read this blog post I will most likely be heading into the NASFAA office for my last day as the Dallas Martin Fund for Education (DME) Intern. This internship offered the opportunity for me to attend meetings on Capitol Hill, write articles that were featured in Today’s News, provide survey data for webinars, edit the 2014 NASFAA National Profile, create presentations to be used by the Policy team, and much more. My time with here with NASFAA has been an invaluable experience that I will cherish and look back to for many years to come. more >>
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
"The federal stimulus law of 2009 had a maintenance-of-effort provision that required states to hold steady the amount they appropriated for public colleges, [according to 'The Role of State Policy in Promoting College Affordability']," The Chronicle of Higher Education's The Ticker blog reports. more >>
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
"A proposal by a Utah lawmaker would offer tuition incentives for completing a bachelor's degree in four years and potentially cover the cost of tuition if a student is forced to enroll for more than eight semesters," the Deseret News reports. more >>
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
On August 27, NASFAA's Director of Policy and Federal Relations Megan McClean was a featured guest on San Francisco's KALW Local Public Radio show, "Your Call." Tune in to the recording for McClean's interview and question-and-answer session.   more >>
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
"New Jersey should become the first state in the nation to implement a free four-year college system," according to a Times of Trenton Letter to the Editor.   more >>
Thu, Aug 28, 2014

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