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Wondering how to treat a foreign income tax return for verification? What about whether Title IV loans can be discharged due to a veterans disability discharge? Take a look back at last month's most viewed AskRegs Q&As. If you have a question that's not on the list, you can find a credible and reliable answer in the AskRegs Knowledgebase by browsing or searching the answers provided by our training and regulatory assistance staff. If you can't find the answer, you may submit your question by clicking the "Ask a New Question" button.

NASFAA UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Every year, NASFAA recognizes outstanding members and other higher education stakeholders for their achievements and contributions to financial aid, students, and/or NASFAA. Nominate your colleagues for awards such as the Gold Star Award, the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award, and the Allan W. Purdy Distinguished Service Award, among others. Award winners will be announced next summer at the NASFAA 2020 national conference in Las Vegas, NV. Nominations are due Feb. 14, 2020 — submit yours today!

Blue Icon

Blue Icon Advisors, NASFAA's consulting service, is looking for experienced financial aid professionals to fill interim director and above positions on college campuses. If you have at least 10 years of aid experience in a director-level position or above, and you are not currently working full-time at a college or university, Blue Icon needs you. Learn more about positions available.

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Many financial aid administrators are uniquely qualified to lead enrollment management efforts at colleges and universities, but often those roles are filled from other areas on campus. Unfortunately, the training of financial aid professionals focuses so much on the rules that we rarely see ourselves as enrollment leaders who can work in the "gray." Join presenter Forrest Stuart, assistant vice president for financial aid at Lafayette College, for the Enrollment Management for Financial Aid Administrators webinar on March 11 at 2:00 p.m. ET, where he will share a brief history of enrollment management in colleges and universities and how financial aid administrators can "promote" their skills within the context of an enrollment management division, even if there is no official enrollment management division at your school. Register now.

Representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau have begun their outreach efforts to campuses to collect and verify information about students for the 2020 census count. The Department of Education (ED) will host a joint call with the Census Bureau Friday at 2:00 p.m. ET to answer outstanding questions colleges and universities may have regarding information they should provide and the applicability of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). You must register for the event to join the call.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The purpose of this letter is to provide Title IV, Federal student loan program participants with information concerning the existing false signature/identity theft discharge process used by the Department of Education and to explain its new process for addressing claims made by individuals that loans allegedly taken out by them are unenforceable due to forgery of their signatures.

Federal Student Aid's federal offices as well as some of its Title IV processors and contact centers will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 to observe the Washington’s Birthday federal holiday.

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