NASFAA Self-Evaluation Guide For 2014-15: Phase Three Now Available

The third and final phase of the 30th edition of the NASFAA Self-Evaluation Guide for Institutional Participation in Title IV and Other Federal Programs is now available.

This edition serves as an in-house self-assessment tool to help your institution prepare for required audits of the institution's administration of the Title IV student financial assistance programs during the 2014-15 award year. Requirements representing changes effective for the 2014-15 award year are highlighted. We hope that you find the guide helpful as you evaluate your institution's compliance with current statutes, regulations, and other U.S. Department of Education (ED) requirements.

With the exception of the Introduction and Appendix B, all sections of the guide are interactive. The guide uses a question and answer format and allows the user to enter a response to each question electronically.

The guide is being posted in phases. This phase includes the following sections: 

  • Standards of Participation in Title IV Programs
  • Return of Title IV Funds
  • Student Consumer Information
  • Recommended Good Practices
  • Verification
  • Federal Perkins Loan Program
  • Federal Direct Student Loan Program

Previously posted sections include:

  • Instructions for Use and Table of Contents 
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress 
  • Cash Management
  • Personnel and Interoffice Communications 
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Statement of Ethical Principles
  • Institutional Requirements Related to Education Loans
  • Student Eligibility
  • Federal Pell Grant and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Programs
  • Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program 
  • Campus-Based Programs Common Provisions
  • Federal Work-Study Program
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program 
  • Federal Family Education Loan Program
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Grants 
  • Appendix A: Document Control 
  • Appendix B: Frequently Used Acronyms

The guide is a benefit of NASFAA membership. You will need a NASFAA username and a password to access it from the NASFAA Store. The price will be reduced to $0 in your shopping cart.


Publication Date: 3/11/2015

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