Possible changes to the code of conduct for financial-aid professionals could bring additional clarity to award letters in the future.
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April 04, 2014
January 08, 2014
In January, the new FAFSA form became available for incoming college students and experts suggest starting early for the best chance of getting financial aid.
December 09, 2013
Colleges are being invited to test out new ways of awarding federal aid, including giving Pell Grants to high school students and offering grants for competency-based progress, under a new initiative.
August 20, 2013
In 2011-12, 71 percent of all undergraduates received some type of financial aid compared with 66 percent four years earlier, says a new report.
May 21, 2013
Nearly half of recent college graduates were surprised by the amount of debt they accrued, a survey shows.
April 29, 2013
The Free Application for Student Aid will start asking for income and other information from a dependent student's parents regardless of the parents' marital status or gender.
April 08, 2013
A financial-aid shopping sheet debuts this year and is among several resources to help incoming college freshmen compare education costs.
October 17, 2012
An investigation by ProPublica finds many colleges still producing confusing financial-aid award letters to students.
October 13, 2012
New report, "Lost without a Map: A Survey About Student Experiences Navigating the Financial Aid Process," reflects student borrowers lack of knowledge and counseling about loans.
October 09, 2012
The University of Texas at Austin announces a pilot program that gives students rebates on loans if they progress through their degree program on time.