English-Spanish Glossary

A group of organizations from throughout the nation has created an English-Spanish glossary of standard terms relating to student financial aid and postsecondary education. The glossary aims to promote greater consistency in the vocabulary used in Spanish-language materials about higher education. Members of the initiative encourage teachers and counselors to use this glossary as a common reference.


The following organizations contributed to the glossary:

  • Cuban American National Council
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • National College Access Network
  • National Council for Community and Education Partnerships
  • National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs
  • TG
  • U.S. Department of Education