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NEWS FROM NASFAA

The annual Federal Student Aid (FSA) Training Conference dove into its second day of programmatic offerings on Wednesday, with a number of detailed sessions highlighting policy updates and procedures that the Department of Education (ED) sought to engage with financial aid leaders. In his keynote address, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona touted three significant challenges that ED was prioritizing: ensuring an equitable recovery from the pandemic, pushing for historic investments in college affordability, and implementing policies to help institutions of higher education commit to equity.

"The mentor/coach archetype is easily recognizable in pop culture — think Yoda, Professor Dumbledore, or Mr. Miyagi. In academic life, mentorship or coaching is often built into academic programs to give students a taste of their chosen career path. In the workplace, mentorship takes the form of executive coaching. For those who are new or well-established in their careers, executive coaching is an opportunity to gain new skills or adapt to the shifting landscape of their occupation," writes Sarah Everitt, director of financial aid operations and doctoral student at Gonzaga University, and an independent consultant for Blue Icon Advisors. 

NASFAA UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Keeping up with ever-changing Title IV regulations is no easy feat, but the Student Aid Reference Desk can help. It's your one-stop shop to find what you need, when you need it. It's got lots of great features like trending topics, so you can quickly see what other users have searched for recently, and suggested topics help you easily spot terms NASFAA staff have flagged as timely or that have had new resources added. Best of all, it's nonpartisan, easy to search or browse, and free to use. Head to the Ref Desk to find what you need — fast.

Every year, NASFAA recognizes outstanding members and other higher education stakeholders for their achievements and contributions to financial aid, students, and/or NASFAA. Nominate your colleagues for awards such as the Gold Star Award, the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award, and the Allan W. Purdy Distinguished Service Award, among others. Award winners will be announced this summer at the NASFAA 2022 national conference in Austin, Texas. Nominations are due Feb. 11, 2022 — submit yours today!

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