chapter 1
1. Growth of Federal Student Loans
chapter 2
2. Partnering with Campuses and States
chapter 3
3. Building Blocks of Student-Based Aid
chapter 4
4. How the Federal Government Distributes Aid to Students
chapter 5
5. Student Aid Through Tax Benefits
chapter 6
6. Evolution of Student Loan Repayment

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To understand the current state of federal student aid, it’s important to understand its origins. In six short chapters, Looking Back to Move Forward explores the 60-year history of federal student aid programs and the historical perspectives of those involved in their creation and evolution.

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