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Friday, February 27, 2015
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NEWS FROM NASFAA
An early commitment program may increase the enrollment rates of
Pell Grant recipients by approximately 4 percentage points, though
it would cost an additional $1.5 billion per cohort to the federal
government, according to a recent study in the Journal of
Every year, NASFAA recognizes outstanding members and other higher education stakeholders for their achievements and contributions to financial aid. Starting this year, members can nominate individuals to receive the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award for their contribution to financial aid literature. Also, be sure to submit your project for a Gold Star Award, which recognizes innovations in the financial aid arena at any level, targeted toward any constituency. Award winners will be announced at the 2015 NASFAA Conference, July 19-22, in New Orleans, LA.
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Automatically receive email notifications whenever new jobs matching your specific search criteria are posted to the NASFAA Career Center by creating a Job Alert. Go to the Career Center's Job Alerts page and make your selections, including how often you want to receive the alerts. After you click Create Job Alert, you will be asked to create a Job Seeker account, which allows you to log back into the Career Center and modify your selections. Once your account is created, consider uploading your resume so you can quickly and easily apply to any job in the Career Center!
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
On March 6, 2015, the Department will send the message class "MESSAGTB" via the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) to all user mailboxes.
On February 23, 2015 the U.S. Department of Education published a 30-day comment period notice in the Federal Register Pages 9447, Column 3; Page 9448, Column 1 and 2 seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, “Personal Authentication Service (PAS) for FSA ID”. ED is requesting a correction to the agency contact information, total estimated number of annual responses, total estimated number of annual burden hours and the abstract.
"For years, it was information shared only in whispers. An
undocumented student, bright and educated, wanted to go to college,
and a precious few universities were willing, very quietly, to help
them pay for it," The New York
"Financing a college education - regardless of socioeconomic
standing - is no easy task," USA
"College students could save an average of $128 a course if
traditional textbooks were replaced with free or low-cost 'open-source' electronic versions, a new report
finds," The New York Times reports.
"The top Massachusetts lawmakers dealing with higher education
are asking for a huge influx of state money into the state's higher
education system," MassLive.com reports.
"Do engineers matter more than the science teachers who fired
their imaginations? Are accounting majors more valuable to our
society than someone studying theology? Should a university receive
less financial aid because their students choose humanitarian
service instead of high paying jobs? How can these incomparables be
measured - and should we try?" Reps. Michael Capuano (D-MA) and
Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) write in an opinion piece for The
"It's not easy for the average family to ensure that their child
receives a quality education. And the federal government is not
making it any easier," Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) writes in an
opinion piece for the National Review.
"The government could write down some of the millennials' debt,
or let them more easily wipe out debt in bankruptcy, and it could
replace those obligations with its own, cheaper debt," Noah Smith
writes in an opinion piece for NorthJersey.com.
Blogs and Think Tanks
"A recent report from the National Association of Student
Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) made recommendations to the
U.S. Department of Education (ED) on ways to improve federal
student loan servicing," New America's Postsecondary National
Policy Institute reports.
"Recently, Dr. Janet Napolitano, President of the University of
California (UC) system, in presenting the 37th Pullias Lecture at
the Pullias Center for Higher Education at USC, argued passionately
that the state's Governor, legislators and voters need to recognize
'the unique role research universities have played in making
California a bastion of innovation and a world leader in its own
right,'" Ricardo Azziz, president of Georgia Regents University,
writes in The Huffington Post's The
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