2013 College Graduates Face More Than $28k In Debt

2013 College Graduates Face More Than $28k in Debt

  • November 19, 2014

Among the class of 2013, nearly 70% of students graduated with student debt, according to a report released last week. Each student owes an average of $28,400. Student Debt and the Class of 2013 by The Institute for College Access &…

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Round Up: 5 Great Financial Aid Industry Blogs

Round Up: 5 Great Financial Aid Industry Blogs

  • November 17, 2014

The term blog isn’t so old; in fact I’ll boldly assume it’s younger than anyone reading this blog. It was coined in 1997, when John Barger called his site “weblog.” Since then, blogging has become a part of daily life…

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Is Your School Putting Students At Risk?

Is Your School Putting Students at Risk?

  • November 14, 2014

[Tweet "15 million Americans fall victim to identity theft each year. Your students could be next."] Every day, colleges and universities across the country accept student financial aid documents through email. Every one of those emails is a security breach…

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7 Productivity Power Ups For The Financial Aid Office

7 Productivity Power Ups for the Financial Aid Office

  • November 12, 2014

Ever feel like your job is to be Mario running along on this incredible mission but complex problems and time-consuming processes keep popping up like Fire Flowers and those awful little turtle guys? Okay, maybe you don't view your life through the lens of a late…

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4 Ways To Boost Compliance In Your Financial Aid Office

4 Ways to Boost Compliance in Your Financial Aid Office

  • November 10, 2014

Ah, compliance. The critical part of student financial aid for schools that is also occasionally (frequently) the bane of financial aid admins’ existence. As a financial aid director, you are held to rigid standards for maintaining compliance in your office.…

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AwardLetter: A Resolution To NASFAA’s Ethical Dilemma

AwardLetter: A Resolution to NASFAA’s Ethical Dilemma

  • November 5, 2014

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) released an article exploring the ethics of award letter information. The ethical dilemma is how to remain in compliance with regulations and codes while equipping students with enough information to make responsible borrowing…

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