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Having worked in virtually every different type of higher education institution throughout his time in financial aid, Ozie Ratcliff prides himself in being able to work with students from a variety of backgrounds to help them achieve their educational goals. Now as director of financial aid at Jackson State University, a role he took on in August of 2020 early in the pandemic, Ratcliff feels a sense of purpose guiding the aid office at one of the nation’s largest historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Learn more about Ozie in the brief Q&A.

Federal Student Aid (FSA) in a recent updated notice announced that the student loan servicer MOHELA will be servicing certain types of loans previously administered by FedLoan (PHEAA), which elected to not extend its servicing contract and is currently in the process of exiting the federal student loan portfolio.

NASFAA UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

This online course, beginning January 11, is perfect for new staff and partnering offices. Participants will focus on the fundamentals of financial aid including applying, financial aid concepts, categories and types of financial aid, the Title IV aid programs, other federal sources of student assistance, and comparing financial aid offers. Fundamentals of Student Financial Aid is the perfect learning tool for new financial aid professionals, and individuals who assist students through the financial aid cycle such as admissions or enrollment representatives, and high school counselors. Upon passing the course, you will receive a NASFAA U Certificate. Register now.

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