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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Most homeless students and students from foster care don’t have families to return to during academic breaks. Instead of enjoying the warmth of home and family, they scramble for a place to stay, often hiding their situation due to embarrassment. Join the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), the National Center for Housing & Child Welfare (NCHCW), the National Network for Youth (NN4Y), and Covenant House in the Home for the Holidays campaign and be a part of the solution by helping your community develop a plan for assisting these vulnerable youth with housing over more >>
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
"Mindy Ritch pleaded guilty on May 5, 2014, to student financial aid fraud and was sentenced to 54 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider. Ritch was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $564,447.72," KLTV 7 reports. more >>
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
"The current tension over proposed tuition hikes at the University of California — as much as 5% each year for the next five years — shouldn't be mistaken for just another debate about how much students can or should pay. It's nothing less than a battle for UC's soul," according to the Los Angeles Times' editorial board. more >>
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
"It's a rare pot of gold — about $17 million in annual lottery proceeds which the state constitution says must be used for education — and school districts and other educators are jousting for a share," The Journal Star reports. "Opportunity grants — which are given to students who qualify or come close to qualifying for federal Pell grants — are an 'integral part' of ensuring access to higher education, said Craig Munier, director of scholarships and financial aid at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln [and former NASFAA National Chair]." more >>
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
"Forced to keep discounting their prices as enrollment stagnates, U.S. universities and colleges expect their slowest growth in revenue in 10 years, the bond-rating company Moody’s reports," according to The Hechinger Report. more >>
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
"With President Obama promising to release his controversial college-rating plan this fall, college leaders are on high alert. They worry that they'll look bad, that they'll be judged unfairly, and that the plan will have a host of unintended consequences," The Chronicle of Higher Ed reports. more >>
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
"Congress has hijacked the discussions around federal student loans, asserting that they are somehow a burden to the government. Considering they generate more than $50 billion in revenue annually, nothing could be further from the truth," Arthur F. Kirk Jr., president of Saint Leo University, and Melinda S. Clark, assistant vice president of financial aid at Saint Leo University, write in an opinion piece for The Hill. "In fact, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has been calling for an end to loan origination fees for several years, and renewed that message to Congress last summer in its more >>
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
"University of California President Janet Napolitano has proposed a tuition increase that could ultimately boost tuition costs at UC by as much as 25 percent over five years. That’s unacceptable," Toni Atkins writes for The Sacramento Bee. more >>
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
"U.S. Representative John Kline of Minnesota, the Republican who leads the House education committee, will keep that post in the next Congress," Inside Higher Ed reports. more >>
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
Several consumer media outlets examined the spectrum of student loan borrowing decisions this week. CNBC, quoting NASFAA President Justin Draeger, offered readers “7 Ways To Stop Student Loans From Ruining Your Life. ” Over at Forbes, writer Robert Farrington released his take on “The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make With Student Loans,” including going to college without a plan and using debt refunds for extracurricular activities. Let us know what you consider the biggest borrowing mistakes and share the ways you help students to avoid them in the comments section. more >>
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