This volume of New Directions for Institutional Research seeks to provide researchers with the tools they need to make sense of the complex interplay of politics, students, and institutions that constitutes our current system of student aid. The ultimate goal is to provide institutional researchers with a research agenda for student aid that can be integrated within their work. In each chapter, the authors suggest a research agenda, which flows from their presentations. Reports of three empirical studies within this volume provide concrete examples of the types of research institutional researchers can execute on behalf of their campuses. This is the 95th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Institutional Research. For more information on the series, please see the Journals and Periodicals section.Voorhees, Richard A. is the author of 'Researching Student Aid Creating an Action Agenda' with ISBN 9780787998752 and ISBN 0787998753.