today’s news for Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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In September 2021, NASFAA — together with Oracle — distributed a survey to 2,592 primary contacts at NASFAA member institutions about their institutions' preparations for the implementation of forthcoming FAFSA and Federal Methodology (FM) changes under the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA). Of the 435 responses received, 41% reported they are slightly or not confident that the Department of Education can provide timely, helpful guidance to help them navigate the changes, and 40% of respondents are completely or fairly confident in their financial aid management software provider’s ability to adapt to the new requirements. View the full survey results.

Brian Dixon

Meet Brian Dixon. Brian started his college journey at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science and got firsthand experience with the legislative process through an internship with former Sen. Herb Kohl's (D-Wisc.) office, which got him engaged in how the policy side of higher education worked.


Have you looked at NASFAA's events calendar recently? Wrapping up 2021, Blue Icon's Tony Erwin will present at the CAPFAA (Connecticut) 2021 Conference December 13-14. In the new year, NASFAA President Justin Draeger will virtually present at CAPFAA Federal & State Relations Committee event in January, and at the CollegePoint Mid-Year Symposium in February. Plus, the Certified Financial Aid Administrator® Knowledge Exam window is open December 1-15 and January 1-15. Head to the Events Calendar to get all the details on these and other upcoming events.

Demonstrate your current knowledge of the federal loan programs by earning or renewing your Direct Loans credential today. Reviewed recently by a team of subject matter experts, this credential now incorporates multiple changes in Title IV regulations and related guidance from the U.S. Department of Education. Already have NASFAA Professional Credentials? Check your eligibility today for NASFAA's Certified Financial Aid Administrator® (CFAA) Program using NASFAA's free interactive tool.

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