Today's News for
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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NEWS FROM NASFAA
In a letter issued last week, Department of Education
Secretary Arne Duncan provided educators with information and
resources about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
program. Since the program began in 2012, over 580,000 young people
have received DACA, many of whom are now able to request
consideration for renewal. For more on DACA, check out the
article Angela D. Adams, former director in the
Immigration Practice Group at Lewis & Kappes, P.C., penned for
NASFAA's Student Aid Perspectives series back
in Dec. 2012.
Each year on September 17, also known as Constitution Day, higher education institutions must offer educational programs about the Constitution in order to remain eligible for Title IV funding. Fortunately, the law and accompanying regulations are incredibly flexible, resulting in a diversity of educational events at campuses that is matched only by the diversity of institutions in the U.S. How does your institution commemorate Constitution Day in order to remain in compliance with the law? Tell us in the comments section!
A new fee waiver could eliminate one small cost for
financially-needy students who are transferring between
institutions, the National Association for College Admission
Counseling (NACAC) announced Monday.
Be one of the first to earn a Campus-Based Programs Credential from NASFAA University! For the first time ever NASFAA U will offer an online course on the campus-based programs. The course and credential test will focus on options for using funds, including transferring funds between programs and carry forward/carry back provisions, awarding criteria for FSEOG, the community service requirements for Federal Work-Study, and the disclosure and counseling requirements, as well as repayment features, for the Federal Perkins Loan. Class starts today!
Help us gear up for our conference in The Big Easy! NASFAA’s 2015 Conference Program Task Force is requesting interest session proposals for the 2015 NASFAA National Conference, set for July 19 - 22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, LA. Check out the guidelines for submitting a proposal for a 60-minute interest session, then use the online submission form to submit your session. The Task Force is seeking session proposals on the following topics: Compliance, Enrollment & Retention, Graduate and Professional Issues, Leadership/Managers, and Research & Data Analysis.
"Eleven public research universities around the country that
enroll some of the most economically and racially diverse student
bodies in the nation have formed a collaboration aimed at
increasing the numbers of low-income students who start and
graduate from college," The Chronicle of Higher
"With Sen. Elizabeth A. Warren's student-loan-refinancing bill
stalled in the Senate, a bank with New England roots is giving some
borrowers a break on their federal loans," The Chronicle
of Higher Education reports.
"It's like Dallas Pell went back to the family home and found a
hole in the roof. And she wants to fix it," the Providence
"Sen. Lamar Alexander has a plan to overhaul the education
system if he becomes chairman of the Senate's education committee
next year, starting with rewriting the divisive No Child Left
Behind act and moving to create more school vouchers and deregulate
higher education soon
after," POLITICO reports.
"President Obama's proposed federal college-ratings system is
set to be released in time for the 2015 academic year, but if the
comments from administrators and researchers at a hearing on Friday
are anything to go by, the plan appears to be far from
complete," The Chronicle of Higher
"In the 1960s, as higher education grappled with how to
diversify itself, open-access community colleges
proliferated," The Chronicle of Higher
"The Obama administration is moving to ease access to student
loans for parents with damaged credit, a policy reversal that could
saddle poor families with piles of debt but also boost college
enrollment," The Wall Street
"Students are facing a rising loan burden, and Oregon's state
treasurer wants the state to be able to take on debt of its own to
help them out," The Associated
Blogs and Think Tanks
"The Senate passed a bill Monday that extends a national
advisory board on student financial assistance for one
year," The Hill's Floor
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