Today's News for
Friday, August 29, 2014
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NEWS FROM NASFAA
A financial aid administrator "anchored" undocumented student
Andrea Velazquez throughout her entire college career at the
Illinois Institute of Technology. Now, thanks to an exciting
development, Andrea is intent on helping other students, too.
As you read this blog post I will most likely be heading into
the NASFAA office for my last day as the Dallas Martin Fund for
Education (DME) Intern. This internship offered the opportunity for
me to attend meetings on Capitol Hill, write articles that were
featured in Today's News, provide survey data for webinars, edit
the 2014 NASFAA National Profile, create presentations to be used
by the Policy team, and much more. My time with here with NASFAA
has been an invaluable experience that I will cherish and look back
to for many years to come.
NASFAA Office Closed September 1 For The Labor Day Federal Holiday
The NASFAA office will be closed on Monday, September 1 for the Labor Day federal holiday. The NASFAA website and other online services will still be available, but NASFAA's Today's News, AskRegs, and technical and membership support will not be available until the office reopens on Tuesday, September 2.
NASFAA Request For Comment: How Does Your Office Help Students Create a Personal Budget?
School's back in session and your office is likely one of the most popular spots on campus for new and returning students! In addition to the traditional role of the aid office, many are seeing a rise in the need to help students create personal budgets and manage their money throughout the semester. NASFAA wants to know: How does your office help these students create personal budgets? Do you have any tips and tricks that have proved useful? We want to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to share your experience and advice with your colleagues in an upcoming Today's News article.
"Superb interaction with faculty, very informative videos, good camaraderie with other students; faculty know their material inside and out," said Jason Lum, president of ScholarEdge. Read more testimonials to see what other members have to say about NASFAA University, and get started earning professional credentials for your professional development activities today!
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
On September 5, 2014, the Department of Education will send the message class "MESSAGTB" via the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) to all user mailboxes. The EDconnect transmission software will automatically request, download, and import this new message class table with a user’s next connection to the SAIG network.
Draft versions of the proposed 2015-2016 application forms used by individuals applying for federal student aid, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) and the Student Aid Report (SAR), are available for public comment.
On August 27, NASFAA's Director of Policy and Federal Relations
Megan McClean was a featured guest on San Francisco's KALW
Local Public Radio show, "Your Call." Tune in to the
recording for McClean's interview and question-and-answer
"At his high school in Tukwila, Washington, [Isaac] Silwal was
introduced to Summer Search, a national nonprofit that partners
with high schools in seven urban areas on the east and west
coasts," Diverse: Issues in Higher
"After years of enrollment losses, Anthem Education, a
for-profit chain of colleges and career institutes, filed for
bankruptcy Monday," Inside Higher
"Bruce Braley is using visits to college campuses this week to
draw a contrast between himself and U.S. Senate campaign opponent
Joni Ernst on higher education access and
affordability," The Des Moines
"A proposal by a Utah lawmaker would offer tuition incentives
for completing a bachelor's degree in four years and potentially
cover the cost of tuition if a student is forced to enroll for more
than eight semesters," the Deseret
"Few magazine editors-myself included-can resist a dash of
apocalypse in a cover line, which is why I don't fault writer
Graeme Wood for the question on the front of this
month's Atlantic: 'Is College Doomed?' I'll answer
that question anyway: no," Judith Shulevitz writes for
the New Republic.
Blogs and Think Tanks
"The federal stimulus law of 2009 had a maintenance-of-effort
provision that required states to hold steady the amount they
appropriated for public colleges, [according to 'The Role of State
Policy in Promoting College Affordability']," The
Chronicle of Higher Education's The Ticker blog reports.
"A $25,000 grant from the Department of Higher Education will help to prevent student loan defaults at Missouri Southern State University," KOAM reports.
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