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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Congratulations to the sixth round of winners for NASFAA's 50th Anniversary Trivia Contest. Check out our list of winners on our conference website. Want a chance to win great prizes? Play NASFAA's 50th Anniversary Trivia Contest, now featuring a new round of questions. Stay tuned to Today's News to see if you're a winner. [...]
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It's been a busy few weeks on the 2016 campaign trail, and the number of candidates vying for the White House is thinning out. Since the Iowa caucuses last week, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, and five Republican candidates (New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania) have dropped out of the race. Keep track of who's still in the running, and what they've said about higher education with NASFAA's Presidential Cheat Sheet. [...]
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Leadership Conference
If you are a financial aid administrator who wants to grow professionally, expand your network, and become a leader on campus, in your association, or in your profession, this conference is designed for you. Looking to grow or expand your management and leadership skills in order to run your office more efficiently and effectively? Check out the New & Aspiring Aid Directors pathway. The conference kicks off on February 22 and limited seats are still available. Registration closes Tuesday, February 16 at 5:00 pm ET; register today. [...]
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"It's pretty clear that college tuition has been going up over the past several decades, and there are many theories as to why. A new study offers more evidence to an already-heated debate," MarketWatch reports. [...]
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During the Q&A segment of the Nontraditional Programs Issues webinar which aired January 27, 2016, attendees asked a lot of great questions. The presenters have compiled all the unanswered questions and their answers into a Q&A document. You may download the Q&A document the event lobby or from the handouts folder in the webinar console by using the original webinar link. If you missed the live event, order the On-Demand Webinar for access to the full webinar broadcast, Q&A, and supplemental handout. [...]
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"With the primary season upon us everyone in the education world is talking about the presidential candidates. But the presidential candidates are not really talking about education," Andrew Rotherham, cofounder and partner at Bellwether Education Partners, writes in an opinion piece for U.S. News & World Report. [...]
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"In his remarks to Congress in September, Pope Francis said, 'We need to avoid a common temptation nowadays: to discard whatever proves troublesome.' He was referring to the refugee crisis, but he may as well have been speaking about the president and trustees of Mount St. Mary's University of Maryland," Patricia McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University, writes in an opinion piece for The Chronicle of Higher Education. [...]
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"Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) proved in Iowa that his campaign is for real. But on the student loan issue, his agenda comes nowhere even close to his rhetoric," Alan Collinge, founder of StudentLoanJustice.Org, writes in an opinion piece for The Hill. [...]
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A module refers to a course not offered over the traditional length of time, such as a semester or quarter. In the case of the Return of Title IV Funds, making calculations and determining withdrawals can be complicated with students enrolled in modules. Check out NASFAA's Student Aid Index for resources on modules – including deadlines and timelines, reentry after withdrawal, guidance from ED, and more. [...]
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"Student debt haunts women for years longer than it stays with men, research suggests," Bloomberg Business reports. [...]
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