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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"More than two decades ago, long before the Great Recession wreaked havoc on higher education finances and tuition skyrocketed, David Breneman, currently a professor of economics in education at the University of Virginia, warned educators that liberal arts colleges were on their way out," according to U.S. News and World Report. more >>
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
"Reps. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) and Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), both freshman lawmakers and war veterans, teamed up to introduce a bill Tuesday that seeks to ensure disabled veterans and families of deceased veterans are not burdened by taxes on discharged loans," The Hill reports. more >>
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
"Twenty-five miles from Montgomery, Ala., in the middle of the tough-on-crime, fiscally conservative Deep South, sits an unusual place of learning," Inside Higher Ed reports. more >>
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
"State officials are working on a plan to offer interest-free loans to students who study science or technology at a Maine college and go on to work in a related job in the state," the Portland Press Herald reports. more >>
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Despite being one year away from college, many high school juniors surveyed did not know about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or if they would qualify for financial aid, according to a new report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).    more >>
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
"The Obama administration briefly considered but ultimately decided against expanding a new student privacy bill beyond K-12 education, according to sources with knowledge of the drafting process. The resulting draft is a 'missed opportunity' for the White House to address privacy in higher education, legal scholars say," Inside Higher Ed reports. more >>
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
"The amount students are borrowing to pay for their four-year college degrees is rising across all income levels, increasing their debt burden before they have even landed a job," MainStreet reports. more >>
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
"...The current measure of student-loan performance ignores what research shows is the most important indicator in determining whether students are able to avoid defaulting on their loans: whether they finished college," Ben Miller writes for The Chronicle of Higher Education. more >>
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
"The U.S. Department of Education is so concerned about the risk that dozens of colleges pose to students and taxpayers that it has curtailed access to federal money at those institutions -- but it won’t say which ones," Inside Higher Ed reports. more >>
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
"Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed the 2015-16 state budget bill Monday evening, but not before cutting roughly $2.8 million more from higher education than legislators had approved," the Charleston Gazette reports. more >>
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

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