An institution that meets the Title IV eligibility criteria does not automatically qualify for actual participation in the Title IV programs. The institution must also meet criteria designed to demonstrate its ability to administer the Title IV programs (administrative capability) and criteria to ensure its financial stability.
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NASFAA Benchmarking Report provides a staffing model and describes key factors that impact financial aid office salaries, staff size, administrative capacity, and campus relations. It also provides a general measure of how offices with similar characteristics (e.g., size, institution type, control) are staffed.
The Compliance Engine is comprised of two modules: the Self-Evaluation Checklists which allows administrators to evaluate their programs in a centralized, shared online space, and the P&P Builder, a tool designed to assist institutions in the creation and maintenance of a policies and procedures manual. Along with an online space to update and maintain policies and procedures, the P&P Builder includes legislation and regulation associated with compliance with Title IV requirements.
NASFAA U Authorized Events are a comprehensive set of instructional materials for teaching financial aid concepts to groups of individuals. Materials include a study guide, instructor guide and accompanying presentation slides.
NASFAA U Self-Study Guides are written for the independent learner. Each Self-Study Guide includes multiple lessons with a variety of exercises to reinforce each lesson. Individuals do independent study and take quizzes in a traditional paper format (not online). Then you can qualify to take a test and earn a professional credential.