Negotiated Rulemaking Comments on Title IV Programs

June 22, 2009

On June 22, 2009, the Institute presented these comments in response to the May 26th Federal Register notice establishing a negotiated rulemaking to improve Title IV "program integrity." Our comments touch on the verification of student aid application information, financial aid communication, private loan certification, and improvements to Income-Based Repayment and Public Service...


Comments on IPEDS SFA Survey

January 2, 2009

It is important for students, policymakers, and the public to have timely and accurate information on financial aid to inform decision making and hold colleges accountable for their policies and practices. We support the proposed changes to the IPEDS Student Financial Aid (SFA) survey because they will provide important information about students’ use of federal grant programs...


Comments on 2009-10 Student Aid Report (SAR)

November 26, 2008

Our comments on the draft 2009-2010 Student Aid Report (SAR) emphasize the need for the report to send a clear message about students' federal aid eligibility and the steps they must take to receive awards. The SAR should prioritize the most useful information and present it as clearly and intuitively as possible.