As work moves forward with President Barack Obama’s proposed college ratings system, the Department of Education should more clearly articulate what it aims to achieve with such a system, NASFAA Assistant Director of Federal Relations Jesse O’Connell testified Friday before the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Affairs. “The types of students enrolled […]
"At a Senate Committee hearing this week, the Government Accountability Office, a research arm of the Congress, reported that 155,000 people last year had their Social Security checks docked to pay off a delinquent student loan. ... None of these reports, however, explains that the government doesn’t actually consider Social Security and similar benefi […]
"States last year doled out roughly the same amount of student aid money in 2012-13 as they did the previous year, but they increased the share of money flowing to students based on financial need, according to a new survey published Monday," Inside Higher Ed reports.