2017 Year in Review

The past year was anything but dull for the higher education community. Take a look back at our policy and advocacy efforts—including reports we published, hearings we took part in, letters we sent and comments we submitted—as well as our most popular original articles and podcast episodes, most-read AskRegs Knowledgebase Q&As and Department of Education Announcements, and some of the biggest financial aid news from 2017.

  • 2017 Year in Review: NASFAA's Policy, Research and Advocacy Efforts
    December 21, 2017 - In 2017, NASFAA and its members across the country made great strides in influencing important policy decisions about college access, affordability, simplification, and transparency. With the help of 24 NASFAA members, the association held eight succ...
  • 2017 Year in Review: NASFAA's 10 Most Popular Original Articles and Podcast Episodes
    December 20, 2017 - It's been a busy year for financial aid administrators, with the fiscal year 2018 budget, verification issues, and year-round Pell dominating NASFAA's headlines and topics of conversation on NASFAA's "Off The Cuff" podcast. Read on to see which artic...
  • 2017 Year in Review: NASFAA's 10 Most-Read AskRegs Knowledgebase Q&As
    December 20, 2017 - In 2017, many of the questions that made the top 10 most-read AskRegs Q&As list were related to Comment Codes 399 and 400/401. Other common questions centered around ammended tax returns, verification of nonfiling, and mar...
  • 2017 Year in Review: NASFAA's 10 Most-Read ED Announcements
    December 19, 2017 - The world of financial aid regulation saw a busy 2017, with the Department of Education issuing numerous electronic announcements on everything from implementation of year-round Pell Grants to multiple status updates on the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. W...
  • A Year in Review: The Biggest Financial Aid News of 2017
    December 18, 2017 - The past year was anything but dull for the higher education community, as the Trump administration found its footing in the first year of President Donald Trump’s term and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos took the helm at the Department of Educ...
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