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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"A bipartisan pair of House tax writers joined together Monday to roll out a measure expanding tax-free accounts for college savings that have been a point of contention since President Obama’s State of the Union address," The Hill reports. more >>
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
"Charitable donations to colleges reached an all-time high of nearly $38 billion last year, according to an annual survey released today by the Council for Aid to Education," Inside Higher Ed reports. more >>
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Meet the Membership and Program Services team! This busy group oversees a wide range of member services, ensuring members have access to and receive their NASFAA benefits and fielding questions about membership and event registrations – among many other projects. Learn more about the work they do and get to know each staff member. more >>
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
"President Barack Obama wants more students to go to college. To make that happen, some higher education experts say, he should consider reviving the year-round Pell Grant—a shuttered federal financial aid program that helped precisely the low-income students the president is targeting in his college enrollment efforts," Bloomberg Businessweek reports. more >>
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
"Officials at the University of Maine System are tightening the reins on their seven universities to avoid steep budget shortfalls, they announced Monday, calling their vision 'One university for all of Maine," Inside Higher Ed reports. more >>
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
"President Obama, facing angry reprisals from parents and from lawmakers of both parties, will drop his proposal to effectively end the popular college savings accounts known as 529s, but will keep an expanded tuition tax credit at the center of his college access plan, White House officials said Tuesday," according to The New York Times. more >>
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
"It's good that many Republicans have joined Democrats in declaring the growth of economic inequality a problem. And some are even looking to solutions beyond making the rich richer through tax cuts," From a Harrop writes in an opinion piece for The Denver Post. more >>
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Non-first-time students who combine full-time and part-time enrollment over the course of their academic career are less likely to drop out and more likely to complete a two-year program, according to new data from a national initiative to benchmark persistence of this group of students. more >>
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
"Some Texas lawmakers want to reclaim the right to set college tuition rates," Texas Public Radio reports. more >>
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
"The University of Wisconsin System will be given more autonomy, while having its state funding slashed by 13% over the next two years, under the budget Gov. Scott Walker will submit to the Legislature next week, the governor told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview on Monday," The Associated Press reports. more >>
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

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