Ensuring compliance with the federal financial aid rules, while remaining operationally efficient and administratively capable, are common areas in which schools struggle. Blue Icon Advisors can help your institution excel through a variety of evaluations designed to meet your needs, time, and budget. In-person and off-site options are available.
Standards of Excellence (SOE) Reviews are the most comprehensive evaluation option, covering both operations and compliance for the most recently completed award/academic year. LEarn More >>
Operational Reviews explore the organizational effectiveness of the financial aid office and provide recommendations to improve efficiency and student service. While compliance is not the focus of the review, the consultant(s) will tell the school if they uncover compliance issues.
Compliance Reviews evaluate the institution's compliance with the laws, regulations, and sub-regulatory guidance that govern the administration of Title IV Federal Student Aid. Areas evaluated are consistently included in the top 10 findings by the U.S. Department of Education.
Single-Topic Assessments target a particular area of federal financial aid administration from a compliance perspective. Topics may include, but are not limited to, Consumer Information, Professional Judgment, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Return of Title IV Funds, Verification, and Title IV Credit Balances. Blue Icon leverages consultants with the NASFAA Credential in the topic area being assessed.
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