How to deal with academic fascists: revoke their financial aid

This is pretty funny: When a group of New York University students began occupying the staircase of a campus building last week, they initially planned to stay indefinitely, or at least until their demand for a meeting with the school’s board of trustees was granted. Instead, the students departed within forty hours, after the university…

How much do we lose to student aid fraud rings?

Using our E-Fraud Data Analytical System, we determined that the population of recipients considered as potentially participating in this fraud activity had increased 82 percent from award year 2009 (18,719 students) to award year 2012 (34,007 students). We identified more than 85,000 recipients who may have participated in this type of student aid fraud ring…

Do you do financial aid research …

… and would like to reach an audience beyond academics? Contact Charlotte Pollack (pollackc@nasfaa.org) about your research. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators sends precis of interesting financial aid research papers to its members on a regular basis.

There is no student loan problem

Don Heller nails it in this Washington Post op-ed, my favorite quote: It is not uncommon to read stories about college students who say, “I woke up one day and realized I had $50,000 in outstanding student loans and had no idea how I got there.”  And yet nobody would accept at face value someone stating,…