Financial Aid

Sylvie Hangen Quinnipiac U's New Dir. of Financial Aid

Sylvie T. Hangen has been appointed the first director of financial aid of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University (Conn).

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A Guide to Leadership in Student Financial Aid

This book, You're the Director: A Guide to Leadership in Student Financial Aid, released in July, is an anthology, written by financial aid professionals for financial aid professionals. It's packed with guidance on leadership concepts, long-term planning, change management, budgeting, and so much more.

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NACUBO Student Financial Services Benchmarking Study

The Student Financial Services (SFS) Benchmarking Initiative, sponsored by Tuition Management Systems, examines student financial services operations at a variety of institutions, including unpaid balances, accounts in collections, payment channels, refund payment methods, third-party billing, staff positions and training hours, and financial services operating budget per FTE student.

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Safety Net or Windfall?

In his 2010 State of the Union address, President Obama argued that high college tuition was an untenable burden for the middle class, and that by reducing payments to 10 percent of a borrower's income and providing loan forgiveness after 20 years of payments, lawmakers could provide borrowers with relief. This report examines changes to income-based repayment for federal student loans.

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U. Of Chicago Targets City Students

The University of Chicago pledged Monday to eliminate loans from the financial aid packages it offers incoming students from Chicago, the centerpiece of a new initiative aimed at helping high school students across the city succeed in college.

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Iowa Regents Eliminate Tuition Set-Aside; Create State Grant Program

The Iowa Board of Regents today approved the creation of a state grant, and the elimination of a controversial tuition-funded scholarship program.

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Presidential Opinions

Contrasting Obama and Romney campaigns’ student aid policies

Record numbers of students enrolling in college as well as an increasing reliance on student loans to finance the growing cost of college has vaulted student aid into the national spotlight this campaign season.

Both presidential campaigns are dedicating an unprecedented amount of time articulating their widely varying policies aimed at making college more affordable.

President Barack Obama’s administration has pushed for more student aid spending and more regulations to increase the return on the federal investment in higher education.

Scholarship Brings Influx Of Saudi Students To Madison Area

The woman in the cream-colored hijab has an extreme fondness for "Modern Family." Her eyes light up when talking about the fried rice and dumplings at Hong Kong Wok. When her daughter turns 1 next month, she's thinking of a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese.

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