Tag Archives: Federal Student Aid

FAFSA Mobile App: Big News from Federal Student Aid Conference, November 2017

Kicking-off the annual Federal Student Aid conference in Orlando, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the department will be moving the FAFSA student aid application to a mobile app. Great to hear and see this big development for students and parents.  ‘Will be watching for more changes down the road. Later this morning,  Dr. A. … Continue Reading

Streamlining and Simplifying Federal Student Aid

Earlier today (March 21), the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce hosted a hearing focused upon streamlining and simplifying federal student aid.  The subcommittee heard from a Vice Provost, a financial aid administrator, an education policy expert, and a representative of a think tank.  More … Continue Reading

Federal Student Aid Handbook Updates for 2014-2015

The Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Education continues to roll out updates to its six (6) volume electronic Federal Student Aid Handbook for 2014-2015—a “go to” searchable resource.  The Handbook is the plain English explanation of federal financial aid (how it works, requirements for disbursing and managing loans, grants, … Continue Reading

Administration Seeks to Use Federal Student Aid and Accreditation to Control Tuition and Student Outcomes

In its policy plan released after the State of the Union message, the Obama Administration intends to leverage federal student aid and the accreditation process to control the price of tuition and student outcomes in higher education.  The release–“The President’s Plan for a Strong Middle Class & Strong America“–consists of eight pages of bullet points … Continue Reading