07/28/14 - N.H. Students Press For College Loan Relief
"Theo Groh and other Young and College Democrats are asking citizens to sign a petition urging Congress to pass legislation that would allow former college graduates to refinance their student loans," Seacoast Media Group reports.
"Social Finance, a company that uses crowdfunding to refinance student debt, just packaged a bunch of those loans and sold them," CNN Money reports.
07/28/14 - Within Striking Distance
"Americans who attended college for a while but never earned a credential might be the key to achieving the ambitious college completion goals the White House and influential foundations have set," Inside Higher Ed reports.
"The University of Virginia is considering taking out a loan of up to $100 million to jumpstart funding for its financial aid program, AccessUVa," The Daily Progress reports.
07/28/14 - Push On Counseling
"The White House’s higher education summit in January, as some critics described it, was all about appealing to the cameras. … But the administration’s first public event following up on that summit, hosted here on Monday, was decidedly less publicity-focused," Inside Higher Ed reports.
07/28/14 - How Money Ranked The Best Colleges
"Here’s how we determined which of the nation’s roughly 1,500 four-year colleges and universities give you the best value for your money," Money writes.
"Students who participate in the federal work-study program are more likely to graduate and be employed six years after college than their similar counterparts who don’t participate in the program, according to a new study," Inside Higher Ed reports.
"District-level data are not yet available, but some counselors, in interviews, said they had seen evidence of collateral damage of the worst financial crisis the school system has ever had: a drop-off in college-going rates," The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
"While the level of national debt is real, the picture for the average student is less bleak," Tony Frank, president of Colorado State University, writes in an opinion article for The Denver Post.
NASFAA didn’t have to go far to catch up with former Dallas Martin Fund for Education in Public Policy and Student Aid (DME) Intern Charlotte Etier, as just last week, she joined the organization full time as our new Research Analyst! That’s only one exciting development in Charlotte’s life since she completed her internship with NASFAA in the summer of 2013. She got married (and now goes by Charlotte Pollack), worked on the financial aid front lines, and recently relocated to Washington, D.C.
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