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Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEWS FROM NASFAA
The final report from NASFAA’s Campus-Based Aid Allocation Task Force is out with Board-approved recommendations for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Perkins Loan programs. NASFAA's Board of Directors charged the task force with building on the recommendations of NASFAA’s Reauthorization Task Force to make the allocation formula more accurate and equitable and to reflect the comparative extent of the need of the student populations across institutions. While everyone agrees the most ideal situation would be to have an increase in funding, the task force moved forward under the premise that dramatic increases in the campus-based programs are unlikely in the near future.
NASFAA’s Association Management Pathway Task Force has begun work planning the Association Management Pathway to be offered at the 2015 Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo. The pathway trains current and up-and-coming state and regional association leaders, and those who aspire to such positions, on how to manage their associations. Twenty percent of the regional representatives on the task force are new NASFAA volunteers. Please send any comments or questions about the task force’s work to email@example.com.
View Lesson #1 from the Overview of the Financial Aid Programs Self-Study Guide for free by going to the NASFAA University Self-Study Guides page, scrolling down, and clicking on the image of the Self-Study Guide cover with the orange "Sneak Peak" banner. Designed for the independent learner, Self-Study Guides include multiple lessons with a variety of exercises to reinforce the learning process. NASFAA University Self-Study Guides are available for purchase in our online store, or receive unlimited free access when you sign up as a Value-Plus Member.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
This is a reminder of the upcoming deadline for submitting the Fiscal Operations Report for 2013-2014 and the Application to Participate for 2015-2016 (FISAP) for the Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Federal Work-Study (FWS) programs.
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
"A year ago, the Obama administration released a plan to make
college more affordable. One of the most controversial elements:
develop a federal college rating system and then convince Congress
to tie money for student aid directly to a school's
score," PBS NewsHour reports.
"State legislatures across the country are supporting [tuition]
freezes, though mostly one year at a time. This fall, university
systems in 16 states are holding tuition flat for in-state students
at most or all of their campuses," PBS NewsHour
"Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent President Obama a written
warning yesterday: use executive actions to address problems in our
immigration system and it will 'close the door' to congressional
Republicans tackling the issue 'for the foreseeable
future,'" MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow
"Sharing stories about parents who don't cooperate and costly
mistakes, college students and counselors talked Tuesday with U.S.
Sen. Michael Bennet about his plans to simplify the way students
apply for financial aid," The Denver
"The University of California is breaking federal law by
allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition and apply
for state-funded financial aid programs under California's Dream
Act, a taxpayer claims in court," Courthouse News
"Legislators and experts gathered at York College Tuesday to
discuss the implementation of the Ready to Succeed Scholarship
program administered by the Pennsylvania Higher Education
Assistance Agency," The York Daily Record
"The California community college system on Wednesday announced
a goal to produce 227,247 more certificates, degrees and transfer
students in its next 10 incoming freshman classes," Inside
Higher Ed reports.
"New Jersey should become the first state in the nation to
implement a free four-year college system," according to
a Times of Trenton Letter to the Editor.
"Actions often speak louder than words, and the recent
politically motivated actions of some higher education insiders are
so overwhelmingly loud that I cannot even hear echoes of the
Colorado General Assembly's words," Stephen Jordan, president of
Metropolitan State University of Denver, writes for The
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