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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In preparation for the upcoming October 1, 2015 deadline for submission of the Fiscal Operations and Application to Participate (FISAP), the Department is encouraging schools to utilize the eSignature option for the Chief Executive Office (CEO) signature on the FISAP as well as the Lobbying form, Work Colleges Application form, Work Colleges Expenditure Report, and Expenditure Report for Title IV Aid to Students with Intellectual Disabilities, as applicable. [...]
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"A bill intended to make it easier for families to apply for college financial aid has been reintroduced in Congress," the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. [...]
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Tell your financial aid colleagues across the country about your career developments in 2014-15 by completing the "Movers and Shakers" form by Friday, August 7. NASFAA members nationwide will see your update in NASFAA Now, our 2014-15 Annual Impact Report, in early November. [...]
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Are you familiar with NASFAA's Ask Mr. Ethics series? Using NASFAA's Code of Conduct as a guide, Mr. Ethics offers practical advice on topics such as: appropriate interactions between financial aid staff and campus vendors, keeping your award letter terminology clear, how to avoid a conflict of interest, and more. Are you working through a common ethical question and want some help? Email Mr. Ethics at ethics@nasfaa.org with your inquiry. We will make sure your identity remains anonymous if your question is chosen to run in Today's News. Check out prior Ask Mr. Ethics columns for guidance on handling other tricky situations. [...]
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"Financial aid. Two words likely to strike fear into the hearts of any high school student eyeing college or trade school. But figuring out how to pay is only one hurdle among many for today's prospective students," the Lansing State Journal reports. [...]
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"... Only half of college students check their credit scores, according to a survey from U.S. Bank of undergraduates ages 18 to 30," according to Credit.com's blog. [...]
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NASFAA's Policy and Federal Relations team took to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to unveil the 2015 National Student Aid Profile, an annual report published by NASFAA that serves as a resource on the basics of the federal student financial aid programs. The report outlines the major federal student aid programs and includes data about the number of recipients and the total dollar volume of these programs. [...]
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"The number of students applying for federal financial aid grew 62 percent over five years, from 19 million in 2007-2008 to 31 million in 2011-2012. As Congress debates reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, a national organization of financial aid professionals has issued its latest 'National Student Aid Profile' to help policymakers understand what they're making decisions about," THE Journal reports. "The annual primer published by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) provides overviews of six 2015 federal programs for delivering financial aid to American college students." [...]
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"More prisoners may soon have access to federal subsidies to pay for college under a new Obama administration initiative, ending a 20-year ban on Pell grants for state and federal prisoners," Politico reports. [...]
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