131 Report on Graduate/Professional Financial Aid Award Letter Consumer Testing

Sunday, July 10, 2016: 4:15 PM-5:15 PM
Thurgood Marshall West (Marriott Wardman Park)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Graduate and Professional Issues Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: Graduate/Professional
The Consumer Information & Law Student Indebtedness Task Force was convened after receiving a grant from Access Group. The task force was charged with determining what consumer information would be most helpful to current and prospective law students. Through consumer testing conducted by Coffey Consulting, LLC, the task force has made recommendations on how financial aid award letters and the Department of Education's Shopping Sheet can be modified to help students make better-informed borrowing and enrollment decisions. Regardless of what graduate discipline you serve, this session will help you tailor award letters to better meet the needs of graduate students.
Charlotte Etier (NASFAA)
Jared Smith (The George Washington University)
Gina Soliz (Colgate University)
Amelia Topper (Coffey Consulting, LLC)