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- Feb 05, 2016

Each winter, students across the country begin the process of applying for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Throughout the month of February, the higher education community, including NASFAA, celebrates Financial Aid Awareness Month, in an effort to provide crucial information to students and families about access to federal, state, and institutional student aid. For more information, click here.



- Feb 05, 2016

In a $1.1 trillion spending bill released late Tuesday night, congressional leaders have reached a compromise for government funding for federal fiscal year (FY) 2016. Coupled with the “Omnibus” spending package, a bill to extend several major tax breaks is also expected to move through the House and Senate before members depart for their holiday recess. For more information, click here.



- Feb 05, 2016

Congratulations! You submitted your 2016–17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! Wondering what happens next? Find out about a few things to look out for here.



- Jan 27, 2016

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 ended REAP on November 25, 2015. Some individuals will remain eligible for REAP benefits until November 25, 2019, while others are no longer eligible for REAP benefits. This change affects beneficiaries differently. Please see the VA website for more information. 



- Jan 06, 2016

The 2016–17 FAFSA® is now available! The online FAFSA has gotten a lot easier over the last few years. Thanks to improvements like skip logic, where you only see questions that are applicable to you; and the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which allows you to import your tax information from the IRS directly into the FAFSA application, the FAFSA takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Just make sure to take your time so you don’t make one of these mistakes.



- Dec 17, 2015

As part the Obama Administration’s continued effort to give borrowers more and better options to manage their student debt, today, the U.S. Department of Education announced that all Direct Loan borrowers may enroll in the Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE) Plan. For more information, click here.



- Dec 03, 2015

The percentage of students who hold a part-time job during high school and college has dropped.  Students can benefit from managing a part-time job outside of their career field. 

To view the full article, visit www.nasfaa.org.



- Nov 18, 2015

Texas A&M issued an infographic on November 12th which illustrates the impact Scholarships & Financial Aid has on college affordability through financial assistance and the services it provides. The infographic also provides important information regarding students’ indebtedness and their investment in a college degree at Texas A&M. Click here to view the infographic.



- Oct 29, 2015

Priceonomics.com ranks Texas A&M as the top institution of higher education in the nation for the success of low-income students. Based on data obtained from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard, Priceonomics editors created a list of schools that are "relatively accessible to low-income students given the strength of their outcomes." The ranking defines "low-income" as students from families with less than $30,000 in annual income.

Please visit Texas A&M Today for the full article.



- Oct 06, 2015

As part of a continued effort to protect student loan borrowers and in response to President Obama's Student Aid Bill of Rights, the U.S. Department of Education today released a new report outlining a series of statutory, regulatory, and administrative recommendations to safeguard student borrowers.

To view the full article, please visit the U.S. Department of Education.


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