Student Aid Policy Analysis Papers
Student Aid Policy

About publishes a collection of student aid policy analysis papers, reports, presentations and testimony written by Mark Kantrowitz.

Written by the Expert is written by Mark Kantrowitz, the nation's leading expert on college student financial aid, scholarships, college savings plans, education tax benefits and student loans.

Mark's mission is to deliver practical information, advice and tools to students and their families so they can make informed decisions about planning and paying for college.

Mark is the author of several bestselling books about paying for college, including Filing the FAFSA, Twisdoms about Paying for College and Secrets to Winning a Scholarship.

Mark has been quoted in more than 10,000 newspaper and magazine articles. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Reuters, U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine, Forbes, Newsweek, Huffington Post and Time Magazine.

Mark has testified before Congress and federal agencies about student aid policy on several occasions.

Mark serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Student Financial Aid, the editorial advisory board of Bottom Line/Personal, is a member of the board of trustees of the Center for Excellence in Education and is a member of the board of directors of the National Scholarship Providers Association.

Mark has two Bachelor's degrees in mathematics and philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master's degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He has seven patents.

Mark Kantrowitz has served as publisher of the FinAid, Fastweb, Edvisors and Cappex web sites, among others.

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