RADD Phase 1: Report and Forum Event



As reauthorization of the Higher Education Act approaches, the student aid programs continue to face severe funding and efficiency problems. With grant assistance from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through their “Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery” (RADD) project, NASFAA released a policy brief examining the current systems of student aid with an eye towards reimagining how they could be improved in the future. The brief was unveiled at a February 13, 2013 Policy Forum held on Capitol Hill--check out the video below.

This report does not make recommendations, but rather puts forward broad policy considerations to generate discussion and debate with the goal of advancing key policy issues facing student aid.

NASFAA has also created a resource page linking to RADD reports produced by other grantee organizations, as well as a summary matrix highlighting points of alignment between grantees. The matrix highlights points of alignment between the policy themes of RADD grantees, and is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis of the RADD reports released by the 16 organizations, but rather attempts to capture common themes for reform and review of the financial aid programs. 

Learn more about subsequent work funded through the Gates RADD initiative.


View NASFAA's February 2013 RADD Policy Forum. Scrolling over the video window will display options to jump to different segments of the event.