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Next Gen Personal Finance


Apr 23, 2016

Continuing on our theme of financial aid, we were lucky enough to have Justin Draeger on the NGPF podcast show recently. As CEO and President, Justin leads NASFAA, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, whose membership includes over 20,000 financial assistance professionals at over 3,000 schools. So, when your students have a conversation with a financial aid professional at their school, it is likely they will be talking to a NASFAA member. Given his role, Justin provides an "inside baseball" look at the world of financial aid from his intimate knowledge of the operations of a financial aid office to the broader trends that have gotten us to this $1.3 trillion mountain of student debt. Given the location of his offices (you know, that town on the Potomac), Justin has a good sense of where the regulatory winds are blowing, too. Listen to this podcast to get Justin's take on: . Are financial aid awards negotiable? . What are some of the misconceptions about financial aid? . How did we get to the place of students increasingly taking on more student debt? . What to look for when comparing aid award letters . What changes are making the financial aid process easier for families? Enjoy!