Washington, D.C., Aug. 1, 2004—“Private Loans and Choice in Financing Higher Education” a report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy, has won the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award for 2004 from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA). The award is presented annually for outstanding contributions to the literature on student financial aid. In making the presentation, NASFAA President Dallas Martin wrote that the Private Loans report is “The most comprehensive and well done report that I have read on private and alternative borrowing trends.”
The Institute for Higher Education Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan research group whose mission is to foster access and success in postsecondary education through public policy research and other activities that inform and influence the policymaking process. These activities include policy reports and studies, seminars and meetings, and capacity building activities such as strategic planning. Based in Washington, DC, the Institute has conducted national research projects and published reports on issues such as grants and loans, student credit card debt, minority –serving institutions, Tribal colleges, technology infrastructure , tax policy, tuition costs, community college finances, and international higher education policy.
The Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award was presented during the annual NASFAA conference in July. Nominees are judged on published work that exemplifies the highest quality of research methodology, analysis, or topical writing on the subject of student financial aid or its administration. The award is named in honor of Bob Huff, former director of financial aid at Stanford University, an outstanding contributor to the scholarly literature on student aid. Huff received the first Golden Quill Award in 1984.