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Financial Aid

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History of Financial Aid

Educational financial aid began with the influx of post World War II GIs returning to school on the GI bill. The federal government decided to encourage the rapid growth of enrollment by providing guarantees on low-interest loans for those who wished to return to college. In the initial years of these programs, students had a phenomenally high rate of repayment of loans-so much so that the private sector clamored to become involved. 

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