With funding from an AccessLex Institute grant, NASFAA released a new report that is focusing on improving tools and providing helpful financial aid information to current and prospective law students.
Recently released by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), the report summarizes students’ feedback of financial aid award letters and the Department of Education’s Shopping Sheet. This research explored how such consumer information tools could be improved to provide more relevant and useful information to graduate and professional students.
The goal is to better help students compare programs and financial aid offers. This research is aligned with AccessLex Institute’s policy priority to improve comprehensive higher education data for stakeholders who need this information to make crucial decisions.
In the future, AccessLex Institute will work closely with NASFAA to inform legislators and policymakers at the U.S. Department of Education on how to improve financial aid tools for graduate and professional students. In addition, a representative from NASFAA will discuss the findings from the report in a session at the upcoming AccessLex Graduate & Professional Financial Aid Conference.