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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"It is ironic, says Bill Gates, that academic institutions are so good at studying the world around them but not themselves," Inside Higher Ed reports. more >>
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
"As Congress works to reauthorize the Higher Education Act and strengthen student loan policies, the challenges are daunting. ... So how can Congress fix what’s broken, not merely affix a bandage to buy some time?"  Balaji Rajan writes for Roll Call. more >>
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
"The unprecedented surge of unaccompanied minors at the U.S. border has propelled immigration back to the forefront of our political discourse. There are, of course, already hundreds of thousands of undocumented children in our country, some of whom graduate from high school and want to enter college. What can and should institutions of higher education do?" David M. Perry writes for The Chronicle of Higher Education. more >>
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
"Very often in higher education, when we look at enrollment numbers, the numbers are aggregated.  We look at the headcount of students or the number of full-time students or the number of new students or transfer students, etc.  We also look more and more at the discount rate, once again by different categories of students," according to Inside Higher Ed's Provost Prose blog. more >>
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
"The U.S. Education Department will automatically reprocess the student-aid applications of tens of thousands of applicants who inadvertently overreported their income this year, costing many of the applicants their Pell Grants, the department has announced," according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. "...[NASFAA] is telling its members to take a second look at non-tax-filers with unusually high earned income or a large year-over-year increase." more >>
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
"There’s no shortage of examples of how workplace quality and climate have evolved beyond simply having 'happy' faculty and staff members, and there seems to be a growing awareness of the strategic importance of employee engagement and organizational culture. One measure of that awareness is the participation level in the annual Great Colleges to Work For survey, administered by ModernThink LLC for The Chronicle," according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. more >>
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
"The former head of financial aid at Merrimack College was charged today with wire fraud and mail fraud for allegedly deliberately mishandling federal student loans and falsifying documentation to cover up her actions over a dozen years," The Boston Business Journal reports. more >>
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
"[Anthony] Capetillo, a 17-year-old high school graduate set to start classes this fall at St. Cloud State University, is enrolled in a five-week summer residential program at the university. The program is one way St. Cloud State [University] tries to ward off what education researchers and academic counselors call 'summer melt,'" the St. Cloud Times reports. more >>
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
"Banks and other investors with private student loans can be expected to sell off these assets as their value declines and more attractive alternatives surface, according to an analysis by Fitch Ratings released earlier this week," MainStreet reports. more >>
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
"There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the Democrats' young voter problem. Fewer than half of 2012 Obama voters say they’ll vote Democrat in this year’s election," Evan Feinberg, president of Generation Opportunity, writes in The Hill's Congress Blog. more >>
Mon, Jul 21, 2014

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