April 1, 2013
To Fix Student Aid, First Try to Understand It
Mark Abramson for The Chronicle
Pretty much everyone agrees that the federal financial-aid system is broken. But fewer agree on exactly how it is broken, or on what should be done to fix it. In fact, despite the amount of money spent on aid and the number of students who rely on it, experts' understanding of how the current system affects students remains limited.
But the march to make a better student-aid system goes on. The most recent effort is Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery, a project sponsored by the Bill