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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"...About 36,000 students have failed to meet the requirements since the [TEACH grant] program's launch and an estimated 75 percent won't complete the necessary steps in the future, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. ...With numbers that dismal, 'it's a loan masquerading as a grant,' says Justin Draeger, president and CEO of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators," according to U.S. News and World Report. more >>
Fri, May 29, 2015
"Today, New America’s Education Policy Program released the first in a series of College Decisions Survey briefs that analyze new survey data about what prospective college students know about the college-going and financing process," EdCentral reports. more >>
Fri, May 29, 2015
On Thursday, Inside Higher Ed (IHE) hosted a webinar to review the findings of their recent survey with Gallup. The first of its kind, this study of Community College Presidents at associate degree-granting institutions aimed to understand how they perceive and address the challenges facing two-year institutions. Led by IHE editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman, the webinar highlighted results around President Obama’s free community college plan, the “skills gap,” for-profit competition, and pathways to degree completion. more >>
Fri, May 29, 2015
Shifting to prior-prior year (PPY) income information on the FAFSA would have implications for financial aid administrators, admissions officials, students, and states -- and at a NASFAA panel discussion Thursday, representatives of each group said the benefits of the change would greatly outweigh any potential concerns. more >>
Fri, May 29, 2015
"Private institutions like the University of Mount Olive now station financial aid officers at the satellite campuses and evening programs where many community college students come to finish their degrees," according to The Hechinger Report. more >>
Fri, May 29, 2015
"Nearly 78,000 members of the military who federal prosecutors said were overcharged on their student loans will begin to receive a total of $60 million in compensation next month, the Department of Justice announced Thursday," Inside Higher Ed reports. more >>
Fri, May 29, 2015
"Progressive members of Congress, left-leaning think tanks, Democratic presidential candidates, and others have over the last year been aggressively promoting student loan refinancing as a fix for the student loan problem,"  Alan Collinge, founder of StudentLoanJustice.Org and author of "The Student Loan Scam," writes in The Hill's Congress Blog. more >>
Fri, May 29, 2015
"Two politicians in Wisconsin’s statehouse are proposing a solution to address the student loan crisis in their state," Stephen Dash, CEO of Credible, writes for The Huffington Post. more >>
Fri, May 29, 2015
"How likely is it that children who grow up in very poor families go to college? How about children who grow up in very rich families?" The New York Times' The Upshot blog asks. more >>
Fri, May 29, 2015
"The so-called Power Five conferences are different from the American Athletic and Mountain West conferences. They have lots more money," USA TODAY reports. more >>
Thu, May 28, 2015

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