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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"For years, it was information shared only in whispers. An undocumented student, bright and educated, wanted to go to college, and a precious few universities were willing, very quietly, to help them pay for it," The New York Times reports. more >>
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
"Recently, Dr. Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California (UC) system, in presenting the 37th Pullias Lecture at the Pullias Center for Higher Education at USC, argued passionately that the state's Governor, legislators and voters need to recognize 'the unique role research universities have played in making California a bastion of innovation and a world leader in its own right,'" Ricardo Azziz, president of Georgia Regents University, writes in The Huffington Post's The Blog. more >>
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
"The top Massachusetts lawmakers dealing with higher education are asking for a huge influx of state money into the state's higher education system," MassLive.com reports. more >>
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
"A recent report from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) made recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on ways to improve federal student loan servicing," New America's Postsecondary National Policy Institute reports. more >>
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
"Financing a college education — regardless of socioeconomic standing — is no easy task," USA Today reports. more >>
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
"Do engineers matter more than the science teachers who fired their imaginations? Are accounting majors more valuable to our society than someone studying theology? Should a university receive less financial aid because their students choose humanitarian service instead of high paying jobs? How can these incomparables be measured – and should we try?" Reps. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) and Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) write in an opinion piece for The Hill. more >>
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
"It’s not easy for the average family to ensure that their child receives a quality education. And the federal government is not making it any easier," Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) writes in an opinion piece for The National Review. more >>
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
"The government could write down some of the millennials' debt, or let them more easily wipe out debt in bankruptcy, and it could replace those obligations with its own, cheaper debt," Noah Smith writes in an opinion piece for NorthJersey.com. more >>
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
"College students could save an average of $128 a course if traditional textbooks were replaced with free or low-cost “open-source” electronic versions, a new report finds," The New York Times reports. more >>
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
An early commitment program may increase the enrollment rates of Pell Grant recipients by approximately 4 percentage points, though it would cost an additional $1.5 billion per cohort to the federal government, according to a recent study in the Journal of Higher Education. more >>
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

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