Categories & Search ↓

‘Inside Higher Ed’ Features NLU President’s Advocacy for Students Dr. Nivine Megahed wrote an opinion essay for the national magazine

Deeply concerned about an uptick in government bureaucracy that is likely pushing students out of college, National Louis University President Nivine Megahed, Ph.D., wrote an opinion essay outlining her thoughts on the situation.

Inside Higher Ed, a national magazine covering higher education, published Megahed’s essay Jan. 8, providing national exposure and highlighting the real-world cost of raising the paperwork bar for students.

Megahed wrote that the U.S. Department of Education typically requires about 30 percent of students to verify the financial and other information they submitted on their FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the key document students from lower- and moderate-income families need in order to get financial aid for college.

This year, the DOE required a whopping 75 percent of NLU students to verify their FAFSAs, which led to turmoil for many and prevented some students from starting or continuing in college.

Read Dr. Megahed’s essay in Inside Higher Ed.