Barmak Nassirian

independent policy analyst

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Independent policy analyst in Washington, DC, who has been involved in federal higher education issues for more than 20, including as former Associate Executive Director of AACRAO, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

Barmak Nassirian on KCRW

With the cost of a college education going up so fast, students are graduating with more and more debt, and a growing number of them are defaulting on that debt.

Student Debt Crisis

With the cost of a college education going up so fast, students are graduating with more and more debt, and a growing number of them are defaulting on that debt.

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More than 20 million students are expected to fill out FAFSA -- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid -- this year: 108 questions spread over 10 pages.

Solving the Student Loan Nightmare

More than 20 million students are expected to fill out FAFSA -- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid -- this year: 108 questions spread over 10 pages.

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As the gap grows between the rich and the poor in America's evolving economy, financial aid for college is supposed to be a great equalizer, but it's not working out that way.

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As the gap grows between the rich and the poor in America's evolving economy, financial aid for college is supposed to be a great equalizer, but it's not working out that way.

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