Moving to prior-prior year (PPY) tax data in need analysis would benefit both students and financial aid administrators—and momentum is building for the shift, presenters concluded Wednesday at an event hosted by NASFAA on Capitol Hill.
Negotiators reconvened Wednesday for the third session of the Department of Education’s 2013-14 Program Integrity and Improvement negotiated rulemaking, where state authorization of distance education programs dominated the conversation.
"For one student, the difference was a financial-aid officer who took the time to draw him out about personal problems that were derailing his studies. The strategies that their small, private colleges took to help those low-income students succeed took center stage on Wednesday at a three-day conference highlighting a group that isn’t used to being in […]
"[W]hile crowdfunding is still a radically new idea in student finance, Upstart's new product announced today is fairly traditional: A short-term, medium-interest loan that young people can use for class, or even to refinance credit card debt or finance special projects," the Silicone Valley Business Journal reports.