163 Affecting Practice and Policy with Financial Aid Research

Monday, July 11, 2016: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Thurgood Marshall North (Marriott Wardman Park)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Research & Data Analysis Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
Although financial aid is among the most researched topics in higher education, there remains a disconnect between published scholarly research and the use of this research by financial aid practitioners. This session will focus on areas of research identified by practitioners as important but that remain understudied. Presenters will share results from a survey and conversations with financial aid practitioners regarding how they use research in their work. In addition, panelists will consider how extant lines of financial aid research can be better communicated and discuss the kinds of research that practitioners value.
Charlotte Etier (NASFAA)
Jacob Gross ()
Megan McClean Coval (NASFAA)
Don Heller (Michigan State University)