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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"States have long had a problem amassing accurate data on students as they move away with families, to pursue higher education or take a new job. But a multi-state pilot project from the the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), a regional organization comprised of 15 states and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, has revealed a way for more states to collaborate on student outcomes," according to NationSwell.   more >>
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
Teachers with master’s degrees carry higher debt, on average, than MBA graduates, and the current menu of underused federal financial incentives doesn’t do much to knock off that burden, according to a new report. more >>
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
"A woman contacted 2NEWS Problems Solvers about a supposed grant she was offered from the U.S. Federal Reserve," 2NEWS reports.   more >>
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
"The college enrollment decisions of older siblings could be an important cue to whether and where their younger siblings attend college, according to a new study by researchers from Harvard University and the College Board," Inside Higher Ed reports. more >>
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
Black college students continue to borrow at higher levels to pay for higher education than white students and are less likely to thrive financially after graduation, according to data from the inaugural Gallup-Purdue Index. more >>
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
"It's important for colleges, universities, financial aid administrators to be thinking about ways that they can experiment in getting information to [students] that will be effective in helping them manage their loan debt as they leave school," NASFAA President Justin Draeger said in an interview for CNBC's Nightly Business Report.   more >>
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
"Institutions that are successful in preventing loan defaults make it a campuswide effort, according to a recent survey by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS)," University Business reports. more >>
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
"A mother and daughter entered guilty pleas on Thursday, charged with student aid fraud," CBS 6 reports. more >>
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
"The U.S. Department of Education is scheduled to release today its annual cohort default rates, which describe what percentage of college graduates are defaulting on their student loans," The Chronicle of Higher Education's The Ticker reports. more >>
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
"College costs have been rising for decades. Slowing — or even better, reversing — that trend would get more people into college and help reduce student debt," The New York Times' The Upshot reports. more >>
Mon, Sep 22, 2014

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