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In a notice posted Monday, the Department of Education (ED) detailed new information regarding partial distribution of Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) supplemental funds to schools located in areas that have been impacted by Hurricane Ida or the California wildfires. ED said it will reallocate the funding to eligible schools located in such areas  by Sept. 30, 2021, and will notify said schools by sending an email to the financial aid administrator identified on the school’s most recently submitted Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate (FISAP). The notice also strongly encourages schools to award FSEOG funds to students in need, particularly those adversely impacted by Hurricane Ida or the California wildfires.

NASFAA UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Distance Education and Innovation Final Rules published Sept. 2, 2020 made numerous changes to satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and return of Title IV (R2T4) requirements for programs offered in modules. Join us Wednesday, September 29 at 2:00 p.m. ET, as we review key SAP changes you may have missed, as well as frequently asked questions from our previous R2T4 webinar. During this webinar we will briefly discuss a few issues specific to clock-hour programs, however we will primarily focus on term-based credit-hour institutions, particularly those with modules. Register now.

In NASFAA’s ongoing efforts to facilitate connection among members, recent changes to our directories offer new features to help you find financial aid peers near and far. Find contact information for individuals and institutions in the Membership Directory. With streamlined search tools and results sorting, the Membership Directory now also features financial aid management information, so members at schools that use the same software can connect on questions, best practices, or issues. Review your Membership Directory listing, and our other Directories and Listservs, to ensure sure your information is up to date and start connecting with your colleagues.

Have you looked at NASFAA's events calendar recently? Coming up in September and early-October, NASFAA Assistant Director of Federal Relations Rachel Gentry will present at the 2021 NACAC National Conference and the Fall 2021 AASFAA (Alabama) Conference, and will join NASFAA National Chair Brent Tener in presenting at the CASFAA (California) Conference. Meanwhile, this October NASFAA President Justin Draeger will kick off the month with a virtual presentation at the ISFAA (Indiana) Leadership Symposium, followed by a presentation at the TASFAA (Texas) 2021 Fall Training Conference, and he will join Past National Chair Brenda Hicks in presenting at the 2021 MASFAA (Midwest) Annual Conference. Head to the Events Calendar to get all the details on these and other upcoming events.

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