The U.S. Department of Education is seeking to clarify financial package language

The U.S. Department of Education is seeking for higher ed to clarify the wording we use in financial aid offers.

Reported by Education Dive, students are often confused by which numbers are truly “awards” vs. loan, and the Dept. of Ed is looking to create consistency across colleges and universities of what aid offers look like and how they are explained.

The takeaway? Even before we’re mandated to do so, what can we do to make sure our aid package letters are as clear as possible so our students know exactly what they’re getting into, and can plan to pay for it?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.