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The Department of Education (ED), in partnership with officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on Wednesday hosted a webinar aiming to highlight how institutions of higher education should approach potential campus reopenings for the fall semester and how campuses can help in national vaccination efforts. The discussion, which focused on the Biden administration’s school reopening guidance, aimed to provide stakeholders with the most up-to-date guidance for reopening campuses and how institutions can best mitigate health concerns stemming from the pandemic’s potential prevalence in the months ahead.

College enrollments in the past year have dropped by 3.5%, a decline that, according to a new report, accounts for 603,000 fewer students attending institutions nationwide. The biannual report, published each December and May, is a part of the National Student Clearinghouse’s Current Term Enrollment Estimates (CTEE) series and provides a breakdown of the most current national enrollment estimates by institutional sector, enrollment intensity, age group, gender, and major field, as well as state-level enrollment estimates.

NASFAA UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Join ASR Analytics and College of the Canyons for a live webinar next Thursday, June 17, at 2:00 p.m. ET discussing how their Student Centered Funding Dashboards (SCFD) can help your office focus funds to increase diversity and equity, and identify students needing additional financial resources. This 60-minute webinar is free to NASFAA members, but you must register in advance.

Thanks to everyone who took a trip through the Student Aid Reference Desk scavenger hunt last week! We are pleased to announce our five randomly selected winners are: Joe Dobrota of the College of William & Mary; Tammy Foote of Oklahoma State University; Heather Lisco of Caris College; Andrea Morrow of Owens Community College; and Thomas Schmidt of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Complete this form with your scavenger hunt answers to be entered to win next week's prize.

NASFAA members are always moving ahead, whether enhancing their skills in their current roles, accepting promotions or job changes, or discovering new pathways as retirees. Have you changed jobs recently? Are you newly retired? Have you won an award, or started a new initiative on campus? Celebrate your 2019 career developments by completing the "Movers and Shakers" form to share the news with your colleagues. We'll review your submission and then post your update to our Movers and Shakers page for all to see.

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