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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
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NEWS FROM NASFAA
There was something for every interest at the NASFAA Leadership
and Legislative Conference and Expo Monday, as attendees followed
their track-specific programming before merging for the
conference's annual Legislative Symposium. This year's Legislative
Symposium gave attendees varied insight into Americans' perceptions
of higher education, President Obama's two years' free community
college proposal, and the federal funding landscape.
Dynamic speaker and Gallup Education Executive Director Brandon
Busteed addressed NASFAA Leadership and Legislative Conference and
Expo attendees Monday to share some insights on how Americans
perceive higher education.
Can a student receive the entire annual loan limit in a single term? Can the off campus housing allowance be used for all students? 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 on the AskRegs Knowledgebase site by browsing or searching the answers provided by our Training and Regulatory Assistance staff. You may also submit your own question using the Request Support feature.
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.
Class starts today - this is your final chance to register for our advanced level online course which focuses on the Direct Loan application process, eligibility criteria, annual and aggregate loan limits, loan periods, repayment plans, deferments, forbearance, discharges, and counseling requirements. A NASFAA Credential is provided after successfully completing and passing the credential test, which is available at the conclusion of the course and included in your course fee.
"The median base salary for senior leaders at colleges and
universities has gone up 2.4 percent in 2014-15, the same as the
year before," Inside Higher Ed reports.
"Although they often operate at the margins, nearly 22 percent
of the nation's community colleges are minority-serving
institutions and are responsible for enrolling about 55 percent of
college-going minorities, according to a new report released by the
Center for Minority Servings Institutions at the University of
Pennsylvania," Diverse: Issues in Higher
"After a recent government crackdown on the multibillion-dollar
career-training industry, stricter limits on student aid and
devastating publicity about students hobbled by debt and useless
credentials, some for-profit schools simply shut down. But a few
others have moved to drop out of the for-profit business
altogether, in favor of a more traditional approach to running a
higher education institution," The New York
"Concerns about overpopulated prisons and high rates of
recidivism have focused new attention on barriers that keep former
inmates from re-entering society," The Chronicle of Higher
"Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration presented a budget
recommendation on Friday that largely spares colleges and
universities from what they feared would be catastrophic cuts in
the coming year. But higher education leaders warn that there's
still a lot of work to be done before lawmakers finalize a state
spending plan," The New Orleans
Blogs and Headlines
"The phone rings. I answer. Credit-card collector—again," Ryan Anderson writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education's The Conversation.
"Now, for the first time the U.S. Department of Education
released data that break down the type of deferment or forbearance
borrowers are receiving, allowing us to better understand why
approximately 6 million borrowers (some may be double-counted) are
not making payments on their loans," New
America's EdCentral reports.
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