News Tag: Financial Aid

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NYT cites Susan Dynarski research in op-ed on federal financial aid

Tags: dynarski, expertise, financial aid, higher education

In a New York Times editorial, “Time to Fix the Fafsa,” the paper’s editorial board discusses efforts to simplify the process for applying for federal financial aid, noting Susan Dynarski’s proposals to eliminate most of the questions on the current Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Stephen L. DesJardins wins Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award

Tags: awards, desjardins, expertise, financial aid, higher education

At its national conference in New Orleans, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) awarded the 2015 Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award to Stephen L. DesJardins. The award is presented each year to an individual or individuals chosen for their contributions to the literature on student financial aid.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Susan Dynarski comments on societal shifts in the funding of higher education in the Wall Street Journal

Tags: digital signage, dynarski, financial aid, higher education

In an August 9, 2012, article, she says "The boomers are the first generation shifting the cost of college to their kids," both through increased student borrowing and reduced taxpayer support for higher education.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Susan Dynarski testified before U.S. Senate Committee on Finance on July 25

Tags: access, digital signage, dynarski, financial aid, higher education, policy

The topic of the hearing was education tax incentives and tax reform; Dynarski discussed financial aid effectiveness and reform. Video available, linked from our website.


Monday, July 02, 2012

Doctoral student Joanna Frye comments on federal financial aid in the Detroit Free Press

Tags: digital signage, financial aid, higher education

She says we "need a more comprehensive discussion on purpose of federal financial aid and most effective use of dollars."


Monday, June 25, 2012

Susan Dynarski discusses costs and benefits of higher education in the Battle Creek Inquirer

Tags: digital signage, dynarski, financial aid, higher education

"There's never been a worse time not to be a college graduate."


Monday, June 11, 2012

Susan Dynarski says college is a great investment worthy of reasonable student loan debt

Tags: digital signage, dynarski, financial aid, higher education

Citing facts that, on average, college graduates earn more than non-college graduates and that the majority of college graduates have loans less than $25,000, Dynarski and her coauthor write that "borrowing for college is one of the best investments a young person can make."


Monday, September 19, 2011

Higher ed students and alumni discuss issues of access faced by non-traditional higher ed students (with video)

Tags: access, alumni, community college, diversity and social justice, financial aid, higher education

In an article in the latest issue of Michigan Alumnus and a related YouTube video, current and past CSHPE students talk about the barriers, possible solutions, and the resources of CSHPE and the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Susan Dynarski and other education policy experts suggest revisions to Pell Grant program

Tags: access, digital signage, dynarski, financial aid, higher education, policy

In a letter, Dynarski and others suggest cost-saving revisions to the federal program that is designed to help low-income students afford college.


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