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Financial Aid Offices Nationwide Face Staffing, Service Concerns

Many industries are facing high turnover rates among their staff and fierce competition for new hires. Higher education is no exception, and one division feeling these effects is financial aid. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators explores this issue in their new report titled “Financial Aid Offices Face Intensifying Staffing Challenges Amid Pandemic.”

How tuition-free college could help the student debt crisis

The $1.6 trillion student debt crisis has led President Biden to publicly consider forgiving at least $10,000 per federal borrower, yet critics of widespread student loan forgiveness argue cancelling loans for current debt holders does little to solve problems for future borrowers. But what if higher education were free?

Congress Begins Conference Process: Short-Term Pell, Apprenticeship Hang in Balance

In February, the House passed short-term Pell. Now the House and Senate must work together to create a final bill that may or may not include it.

Lessons Learned

What the past year can — and can't — tell us about the future of emergency aid

Financial Aid Help for Students — And Community Colleges, Too

In its first year, SwiftStudent helped simplify financial aid appeals for more than 70,000 students.

Ideas from the Field: Leveraging Stimulus Funds to Support Adult Learners - Education Strategy Group

As employers ramp up hiring, higher education institutions have a unique opportunity to help drive the economic recovery by scaling programs that prepare students for good jobs. This is particularly important for displaced workers looking to upskill. With significant new federal stimulus funding flowing to institutions, and new guidance that allows those funds, including student...
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