NASFAA's Recommendations for Improving Consumer Information Related to Graduate and Professional School Costs and Financing

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With grant support from AccessLex Institute, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) published recommendations for improving consumer information on the costs of graduate and professional education and available financing options.

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
March 2016

Report One: "Focusing Federal Student Aid Websites On Graduate And Professional Students" aimed to make recommendations for StudentAid.gov and StudentLoans.gov that would expand their focus to include the needs of graduate and professional students. The central recommendation of the report is for the Department of Education to create a new "landing page" that would allow the user to customize their experience based on school type and individual attributes, ensuring that the user is provided only relevant information.

Report Two: "Market Research on Law School Student Aid Award Letters and Shopping Sheet Information" aimed to identify what information on the financial aid award letter and the Department of Education's Shopping Sheet could be modified to create a document that better assists students applying to, or currently attending, law school.