A St. Patrick’s Day Greeting From The Financial Aid Office

A St. Patrick’s Day Greeting from the Financial Aid Office

  • March 16, 2015

The symbiosis of students and financial aid is what keeps higher education alive and accessible in the U.S. Without students, there would be no financial aid office. However, without financial aid, many students would not get the opportunity to achieve their educational dreams (myself included!).  In…

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One Trillion Dollars And Counting: A Student Loan Crisis?

One Trillion Dollars and Counting: A Student Loan Crisis?

  • March 9, 2015

As every financial aid officer knows, student loans have afforded millions of middle-class students the opportunity to go to college, even as tuition rate increases outpace inflation. However, at $1.3 trillion dollars, student loan debt now exceeds credit card debt, and some people…

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Financial Aid Directors Can Prevent Data Security Breaches

Financial Aid Directors Can Prevent Data Security Breaches

  • March 3, 2015

The Data Fraud Problem Today Cybersecurity breaches are on the rise everywhere; no organization, whether educational or corporate, can be lax in taking precautionary measures. Education leads the industries in data breach numbers (second only to medical institutions), and 77% of breaches occur in post-secondary…

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Guide To Going Social In Financial Aid

Guide to Going Social in Financial Aid

  • February 24, 2015

Admissions offices routinely use social media to attract and recruit students to their universities, but financial aid has lagged behind. Financial aid directors (FDAs) may fear that developing and maintaining a social media campaign will take too much time and…

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4 Ways To Keep Your Financial Aid Counselors Happy

4 Ways to Keep Your Financial Aid Counselors Happy

  • February 16, 2015

A smooth, effective financial aid office is essential for every college and university--the FA folks generate the funds that make college possible for many students and keep the school in business, after all. It's crucial, then, for directors to keep financial aid counselors happy…

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Q&A With The Man Behind 7 Easy Steps To The FAFSA

Q&A with the Man Behind 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA

  • February 9, 2015

Dr. Michael “Mike” Miller is more than the Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). This 18-year veteran of financial aid is also the idea man behind the 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA…

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