As she begins her tenure as 2014-15 National Chair, Eileen O'Leary took some time to discuss with Today’s News her goals for the next year and what inspires her as a financial aid professional. Be sure to check out Eileen’s address to NASFAA members at the 2014 National Conference in Nashville!
"The number of graduate and postgraduate students ages 50 to 64 has been climbing steadily, from 625,000 in 2007 to as many as 750,000 in 2011 — a 20 percent increase, according to the National Center for Education Statistics," AARP The Magazine reports. "For most types of federal financial aid, you need to be enrolled at least half time in a […]
"Outsourcing delinquent borrower outreach to a company focused on default prevention is an aggressive defensive approach that can have a real impact on loan payment rates," University Business reports. "'Default prevention is a laborious process that requires a lot of time and people,' says Karen McCarthy, a senior policy analyst for […]
"Advocates for community colleges are pressing federal lawmakers to make adjustments to a student loan law they say is a 'blunt tool' that could unfairly penalize colleges where only a small portion of students default on their federal loans," Inside Higher Ed reports.