College Aid Group Hits Back Against Congressman's Allegations Over Misleading Process
“A group representing college financial aid administrators says it was blindsided by a congressman’s contention that schools have misled students into paying for unnecessary applications,” The Morning Call reports. “[I]n a letter to members, Justin Draeger of NASFAA suggested [U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings'] accusations were off base. ‘[We] expressed our disappointment that we nor any of the schools or other higher education associations were contacted prior to the release of this investigation,’ Draeger wrote. ‘We also asked specifically that the goals or intent of the investigation be made more clear. While we believe there is likely room for improvement in consumer information, we expressed our belief that it is disingenuous to publicly denounce schools that are taking great strides to help needy students beyond what the federal government can do.’”
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