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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2014 was quite a year for higher education, especially for student aid! Here’s a look back at some of the biggest events, issues, and news stories in the financial aid community. more >>
Fri, Dec 19, 2014
"A new infographic from enterprise security and backup specialist SysCloud looks at the risks higher education bodies face and how they can improve their levels of protection," Beta News reports. more >>
Fri, Dec 19, 2014
"More than a decade of efforts to propel low-income and underserved students through community college have fallen short because states and colleges haven’t made systemwide commitments to strategies like streamlining degree requirements, accelerating remediation, and financially rewarding colleges for raising graduation and persistence rates, according to a report being released on Thursday by Jobs for the Future," The Chronicle of Higher Education. more >>
Fri, Dec 19, 2014
"Pushing public colleges and universities to increase graduation rates has become a key objective for President Obama and California Gov. Jerry Brown, among others, as they seek to hold higher education institutions more accountable," the Los Angeles Times reports. more >>
Fri, Dec 19, 2014
"A coalition of 46 student, consumer, veterans and civil rights groups on Wednesday wrote to the Obama Administration and U.S. Department of Education to oppose the proposed sale of 56 Corinthian Colleges' campuses to ECMC, a nonprofit student loan guarantee agency," Inside Higher Ed reports. more >>
Fri, Dec 19, 2014
"The college-ratings plan that the Education Department is releasing on Friday can best be described as incremental," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. more >>
Fri, Dec 19, 2014
"In a report due out on Friday, the Obama administration will offer its first public glimpse of a planned system for rating how well colleges perform, saying it plans to group schools into just three broad categories — good, bad and somewhere between," The New York Times reports. more >>
Fri, Dec 19, 2014
"Utah college students are taking longer to graduate from four-year institutions than their peers nationwide. For many students, this translates into more student debt, a higher likelihood of dropping out, and long-term economic hardship to families and communities," the Deseret News reports. more >>
Fri, Dec 19, 2014
"There has been a proliferation of consumer information meant to help prospective students choose a college," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. more >>
Fri, Dec 19, 2014
"With student-loan default rates rising, a growing number of policy makers, think tanks, and advocacy groups are calling for automatically enrolling some or all borrowers in income-based repayment, or IBR," The Chronicle of Higher Education's The Ticker blog reports, in a post that cites a new report from NASFAA, New America, and Young Invincibles. more >>
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

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