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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"Kyle Edward Moore was sentenced to 37 months in prison, and was ordered to pay $520,904 in restitution for carrying out two conspiracies to commit financial aid fraud and wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson," Imperial Valley News reports. more >>
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Many more private student loan borrowers turned to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) this year than last for help with their servicers and loan repayment terms, a new report says. Of about 5,300 private student loan complaints to the CFPB since October 2013, 57 percent related to either “repaying your loans” or “dealing with my lender or servicer,” according to the “Annual Report of the CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman.”   more >>
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
"With the rising cost of a college education, more and more high school seniors are having a hard time figuring out how to pay for school," Forbes reports. more >>
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
"Stories of college graduates working as baristas and taxi drivers have played into a narrative about how college-degree recipients are struggling to find work that uses their education," The Chronicle of Higher Education's Data Points reports. more >>
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
"This fall, President Obama will release a college-rating system that is likely to include graduation rates as a key measure of institutional success," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. more >>
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
"The concept of tuition-free community college is picking up steam. Chicago this month followed Tennessee with the creation of a new community-college scholarship for high school graduates," Inside Higher Ed reports. more >>
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
"The City of Berkeley and Berkeley City College are joining forces as part of an ongoing effort to insure students have a pathway to college," CBS San Francisco Bay Area reports. more >>
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
"College admissions is already a high-stakes, daunting process. There are so many moving parts students have to deal with: essays, letters of recommendation, financial aid, interviews, standardized testing — not to mention keeping up with high school classes and activities," Inside Higher Ed reports. more >>
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
"In recent years, a succession of new educational models have been held up as the future of higher education," Inside Higher Ed's Higher Ed Beta reports. more >>
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
"Though it's been around a while, Leave No Veteran Behind is still in its infancy, according to the two vets who created it while they were struggling with their own debt after returning from deployment," Take Part reports. more >>
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

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