Looking Back to Move Forward: A History of Federal Student Aid
The Lumina Foundation has posted a three part documentary on the policy and the political origins of U.S. federal financial aid programs. These resources are a great background training for student affairs professionals, academic leaders, and enrollment management professionals.
In addition to the three videos below, you may wish to explore:
- History of Student Financial Aid
A summary of events affecting student financial aid, including key Federal legislation.
- A History of Financial Aid to Students
Journal of Student Financial Aid Volume 44 | Issue 1 (7/25/2014)
- The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
The U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, and other Department of ED programs.
- History of the FAFSA and Need Analysis
A timeline summarizing the history of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and need analysis formulas.
How Did We Get Here: Growth of Federal Student Loans (Part 1)
Where Financial Aid Began: Partnering with Campuses and States (Part 2)
Pell Grant: Building Block of Student-Based Aid (Part 3)