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"When moms with teens were asked what they wish they’d known as new parents, their top answer had nothing to do with boys, drugs or grades," The Washington Post reports.

Posted on 23 April 2015 | 6:00 pm

"There is a booming industry forming to help people with education financial assistance. There are companies and services that can help with FAFSA and Financial Aid, finding scholarships, financial planning for college, and help with your student loans after graduation," Robert Farrington writes in an opinion piece for Forbes.

Posted on 23 April 2015 | 6:00 pm

"Paperwork related to regulation is impairing the ability of financial aid staff to help college students," Campus Technology reports. "That's the conclusion in a report aptly named, '2015 Administrative Burden Survey,' produced by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)."

Posted on 23 April 2015 | 6:00 pm

"The effects of the recession reverberate years on, as college-aged students continue to seek stability, according to the most recent Way to Work study of 18- to 24-year-olds by recruitment and workforce company Adecco Staffing USA," according to Forbes.

Posted on 23 April 2015 | 6:00 pm

"In 2010, a National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators study revealed that campuses were struggling from a shortage of resources due to a greater compliance workload — and student support services were suffering as a result. A new follow-up survey shows not much has changed," Politico Pro's Morning Education reports.

Posted on 23 April 2015 | 6:00 pm

"When leaders of Arizona State University announced their unusual effort to let students complete their entire freshman year online at a sharply discounted rate, they took pains to distance the project from previous MOOCs, or massive open online courses," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

Posted on 23 April 2015 | 6:00 pm

"...[F]ederal data show that poor families that need the private scholarships the most are less likely to get them than higher-income ones," according to The Hechinger Report.

Posted on 23 April 2015 | 6:00 pm

"When Chris Stone was 35 years old, he quit drinking and started saving," according to MainStreet.

Posted on 23 April 2015 | 6:00 pm

"In 2012 all campuses in the Indiana University system began sending students — new and returning, undergraduate and graduate — a letter projecting how much debt they were on track to graduate with and what their monthly payments would be," according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Posted on 23 April 2015 | 6:00 pm

"First-generation and low-income students can find the nurturing environment they need to be successful at small private colleges, but too often overlook them as an option, according to a new report released on Wednesday," Education Week's College Bound reports.

Posted on 23 April 2015 | 6:00 pm

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“The Minnesota Association of Financial Aid Administrators (MAFAA) is an association of professionals committed to the principle that no one should be denied access to higher education for financial reasons.”