today’s news for Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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After 11 years with NASFAA, Vice President of Public Policy and Federal Relations Megan Coval has accepted the position of executive director of the BC3 Education Foundation and external relations at Butler County Community College, in Butler, Pennsylvania. "As much as I will miss working directly with Megan on a daily basis, I am thrilled for her and her family, as well as her soon-to-be colleagues and the students at Butler County Community College," said NASFAA President Justin Draeger. Megan will be with NASFAA through the end of August. Today, NASFAA begins its search for our next vice president of policy and federal relations; interested candidates are encouraged to apply by Aug. 31, 2021.

Theresa Lavin

Meet Theresa Lavin. She began her career in the profession as a financial aid administrator at the University of Denver before moving to the Community College of Denver as an Enrollment Services Specialist. From there, she worked her way to becoming director of financial aid, a role she has held for five years. Theresa said she loves working in financial aid at the community college level in particular because colleagues feel a sense of purpose in helping the school work towards the mission of being an open-access institution that welcomes diversity and inclusion.


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ICYMI: Federal Programs Reference Guides, Tip Sheets for Unique Student Populations Now Updated

NASFAA's quick reference guides list limits for federal loans, the minimum and maximum award amounts for Pell Grants and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and the limits and eligibility requirements for TEACH Grants, and more. We recommend printing the reference guides and hanging them up at your desk so you can easily check the 2021-22 limits and requirements when needed. Also newly updated for 2021-22 are the tip sheets for unique student populations. Certain students face unique challenges when applying for financial aid. These tip sheets are designed to help unique student populations overcome these challenges to successfully navigate the financial aid process and access higher education.




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