In a speech given yesterday at the 2013 Federal Student Aid (FSA) Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals in Las Vegas, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discussed the efforts being made by the Obama administration to reform the current structure of federal student aid and announced the release of a new, online Financial Aid Toolkit. “Our b […]
The national debt-at-graduation average ticked past $29,000 for borrowers in the Class of 2012, but The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) has a few ideas to address the upward trend—including NASFAA’s own Prior-Prior Year tax data recommendation. The research and policy organization Wednesday released a new report, “Student Debt and The Class […]
"Twenty communities that have made progress toward improving college-completion rates among local residents will receive about $4-million from the Lumina Foundation to accelerate their work," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.
"As two individuals who have studied performance funding in depth, we know that performance funding is a piece of the puzzle that can provide an intuitive, effective incentive for adopting best practices for student success and encourage others to do so," Nancy Shulock and Martha Snyder write in Inside Higher Ed.