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Student Aid

Improving Student Financial Aid in the New Congress

Simplifying the application process would improve access to federal financial aid for community college students.

When Financial Aid Falls Short: The Ongoing Problem of Unmet Need

In a recent report, researchers from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) found that over 70% of community college students have unmet need averaging roughly $5,000.

Federal Student Aid Conference Focuses on the Increasing National Student Debt

Officials from the U.S. Department of Education warned of the ballooning federal student loan portfolio and provided updates on “Next Gen” programs intended to help students with the financial aid process.

College financial aid: Equity and efficiency

Targeting financial aid to those who need it most could boost the nation’s economy

One and Done: A Proposal for a One-Time FAFSA

Millions of community college students leave grant money on the table because they don’t complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A new paper from the Center for American Progress shows that a one-time FAFSA policy could reduce students’ burden completing the FAFSA and help them better access financial aid.

Changes to Gainful Employment Regulation Delayed

The U.S. Department of Education missed the Novemeber 1st deadline to file changes to the gainful employment rule for 2019. As a result, changes will not go in to effect until July 2020 at the earliest.
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