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  • Blue Icon's First Year Marked by Expansion and Adaptation
    June 3, 2020 - One year ago, NASFAA officially launched Blue Icon Advisors, a consulting service to help colleges, universities, and career schools with financial aid compliance, operations, training, staffing, and professional coaching. The service h...
  • Face-to-Face: Making Video Conferencing Work for You
    January 23, 2020 - Most of us only think of video conferencing when we need it to attend an occasional webinar or to connect out of office staff to an in-person meeting. But real-time, interactive video communication is a powerful tool that shouldn’...
  • Video Conference Etiquette for Presenters and Participants
    January 23, 2020 - Whether it's a small video meeting of three staff members or an expansive national event, good video conferencing etiquette makes everything run more smoothly. Just like the best in-person meetings, positive video conference experiences...
  • Five Video Conferencing Features to Take Your Meetings to the Next Level
    January 23, 2020 - In the past few years, video conferencing has gone from dull to dynamic — when done right. Constant innovations in video conference platforms now deliver features that can help you engage your audience, encourage teamwork, and imp...
  • Say Yes to Video Conferencing
    January 23, 2020 - Video conferencing is a cheap, easy, and effective way of connecting — so why don't more of us use it? It delivers all the advantages of face-to-face meetings without the cost and lost time of bringing everyone to the same locatio...
  • 3 Key Takeaways From Blue Icon’s ‘Establishing Your Personal Brand’ Facebook Live Event
    January 6, 2020 - Establishing a personal brand — which is similar to a mission or summary statement about yourself — can seem like a daunting task, but it is an essential part of developing yourself as a leader and vital to shaping how you a...
  • NASFAA Business Services Overview: How to Survive a Program Review
    November 13, 2019 - Watch this on demand webinar to learn from schools that have gone through a program review how to prepare, the review process itself, and responding to the report. We'll also highlight the NASFAA tools and services that can equip you for a review.
  • Blue Icon Board Discusses Ways to Best Serve NASFAA Members
    September 18, 2019 - Blue Icon Advisors’ new Board of Managers held its first meeting last week on Wednesday, September 11 to discuss ways to best meet members’ needs. The nine board managers, which consists of both NASFAA members and others in the consulting...
  • 4 Reasons Why the FSA Handbook Is Not Your P&P Manual
    August 9, 2019 - The Federal Student Aid (FSA) Handbook was designed as a reference tool to provide schools with additional guidance in complying with the laws and regulations governing Title IV aid programs. But copying and pasting the language from the handbook is ...
  • NASFAA Launches New Consulting Service: Blue Icon Advisors LLC
    June 3, 2019 - NASFAA is proud to announce the creation of Blue Icon Advisors to provide consulting, leadership support, and compliance services to colleges, universities, and career schools. For more than 50 years, NASFAA has served as a trusted resource for finan...
  • NASFAA Welcomes Tony Erwin to Business Services
    March 28, 2019 - We are pleased to welcome Tony Erwin to NASFAA’s new Business Services team. Tony comes to NASFAA with more than 20 years of experience in student services including financial aid, enrollment management, student affairs, employmen...
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