Today's News for
Thursday, August 21, 2014
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NEWS FROM NASFAA
NASFAA recently asked our members to share their stories of
starting their careers through the Federal Work Study (FWS) program
- and boy, did you share! We received more than 50 responses to our
request, demonstrating the impact FWS has had on the financial aid
community for more than 40 years. We have compiled a sampling of
stories shared by your colleagues about what FWS has done for them,
personally and professionally. Read what they had to say and share
your own FWS story in the comments section.
If you have significant financial aid experience and enjoy sharing your wisdom with others, volunteer your services using NASFAA's online Speaker and Mentor Directory. Simply log in to your myNASFAA profile, scroll down to click “Edit,” navigate to the Demographic Information tab, and scroll down to the “Speaker/Mentor Directory Listing.” Once you complete your profile, your information will be saved in the NASFAA database and you can update it any time. Users can search for a) mentors to financial aid administrators, b) mentors to high school guidance counselors, c) speakers for financial aid meetings or training events, and d) speakers for high school events. If you are ready to add your name and expertise, please log in to your profile now.
Are you struggling to communicate difficult financial aid information? Wondering how to best promote financial literacy on your campus? In Voices From the Aid Office, an occasional Today's News series, we feature best practices from NASFAA members on common issues facing financial aid offices. Explore our Voices From the Aid Office Center to read anecdotes, advice, and innovative ideas on a variety of topics from colleagues across the country. If you would like to suggest a topic for a future Voices From the Aid Office article, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Could unsolicited email help solve the nation's student-debt
crisis? The White House, at least, thinks it's worth a
try," The Chronicle of Higher
"A group that represents consumer banks is pushing back against
warnings by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that
undisclosed arrangements between banks and colleges to market
financial products may pose a risk to consumers," Inside
Higher Ed reports.
"As a first-term senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren is
advancing her fight for middle-class families with a legislative
agenda focused on college affordability and student
debt," Rolling Stone reports.
"The NCAA's best argument against the Ed O'Bannon ruling may be
the financial limits imposed by U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken
- the same ones the NCAA lauded in her
decision," The Associated
"College prices and student debt levels rose again this past
year, fueling debate about the value of a degree, which many who
enrolled did not achieve," The Chronicle of Higher
"An analysis of satisfaction surveys from 60,000 international
students at 48 universities in the United States, United Kingdom
and Australia reveals that students are, by and large, satisfied,
but that satisfaction levels vary by country of origin and that
large proportions of undergraduate international students from a
single country can inhibit integration," Inside Higher
"HBCUs have a rich heritage of educating generations of
political, business and scientific leaders from Africa and Asia and
developing partnerships with institutions overseas. ... But these
days many HBCUs lag behind predominantly White institutions in
international engagement," Diverse: Issues in Higher
"New York is encouraging veterans to go back to school and
making it easier for the families of service members who relocate
to the state," The Associated Press reports.
"The University of Maryland says it will start guaranteeing scholarships to student-athletes until they graduate, regardless of injury or on-field performance," The Associated Press reports.
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