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July 30, 2015

Financial Aid Professionals Propose Three Paths for FAFSA Forms

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators releases a FAFSA Simplification report that creates three tiers of forms, depending on the complexity of a family's finances.

July 13, 2015

Calls to Simplify Federal Financial Aid Process Grow

The Gates Foundation issues a policy paper calling on the federal government to simply the FAFSA by making it shorter and starting the process earlier.

July 07, 2015

Survey Finds 7 in 10 College Students Stressed About Personal Finances

The first National Student Financial Wellness Study shows most students are borrowing for college and one-third say money pressures are affecting their studies.

June 22, 2015

Guidebook Suggests Best Supports for Low-Income College Students

The Lumina Foundation releases six strategies for colleges to use to get more low-income students into and through college with its "Beyond Financial Aid" guidebook.

June 11, 2015

Lights, Camera....First Lady Honors Chicago High School for FAFSA Video

Michelle Obama gave the commencement address at King College Prep on Chicago's South Side, winner of the FAFSA video challenge.

May 28, 2015

Students' Biggest Concern About College? Cost

The College Decisions Survey by New America reveals two-thirds of incoming college students say specific college costs is the single most important factor in choosing a college.

May 18, 2015

Public Universities Lure Out-of-State Students With Merit Aid

The New America Foundation examined 424 public college and universities to find an increasing number are using merit aid to attract out-of-state students who can pay higher tuition.

January 06, 2015

New Books Walk Parents Through College Cost-Cutting Strategies

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox offers tips on saving money on upfront college costs, avoiding hidden college fees, and accessing financial aid in two new personal finance books.

January 05, 2015

Big Push Gets Underway for Free Application for Federal Student Aid

As FASFA season kicks off Jan. 1, high schools are encouraged to increase applications to help more students finance college.

December 12, 2014

Student Borrowers Warned About Debt-Relief Scams

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shuts down two student loan debt relief service companies for allegedly exploiting student borrowers.

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