today’s news for Thursday, January 6, 2022

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The White House, in an effort to clarify and simplify how researchers — including those at colleges and universities — disclose information to the federal government, has provided updated guidelines for providing more concrete rules for ensuring research security and researcher responsibilities, including disclosure of foreign gifts or contracts. While additional guidance is forthcoming, the document — released by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) — directs a number of federal agencies to develop a common reporting form and details certain consequences for violations related to disclosure requirements that could result in the Department of Education’s (ED) suspension or denial of Title IV funds.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced that her administration would seek to restore Tuition Assistance Program funding to incarcerated New Yorkers, lifting a 30-year eligibility ban. The move would make New York just the second state to repeal a state-wide ban along with New Jersey.


The New Director Group Coaching cohort starting this month with NASFAA's Blue Icon Advisors is full, but you can still join the waitlist, or register for another upcoming group coaching session specific to new financial aid directors or aspiring aid directors. Group coaching is a great way to reach your professional development goals in the new year. You'll work alongside a small group of other new or aspiring financial aid directors as you discuss essential topics over the course of six weeks. Register today for an upcoming group coaching session.

Nowhere else can you get the depth and breadth of professional development opportunities NASFAA offers. Every year, we provide a wide variety of programs for beginning, intermediate, and experienced financial aid administrators delivered in a multitude of ways to support different learning styles. Explore the options available to you, which range from attending NASFAA U online courses, to earning professional credentials, to becoming certified as an FAAC®. Join Dana Kelly, NASFAA vice president of professional development & institutional compliance, on Wednesday, January 12 at 2:00 p.m. ET as she reviews all of the opportunities available and helps you determine which path best aligns with your career goals or your office's needs. Register today.

Join Us in Welcoming the Following Members...

Please join us in giving NASFAA's newest members — Academy College; Mid-Atlantic Christian University; and The College of Health Care Professions — a warm welcome. This month we also have the pleasure of welcoming the following schools back as NASFAA members: Ouachita Baptist University; Rosedale Technical College; and Southeastern Illinois College. We are glad to have all of you as NASFAA members. We encourage you to check out our Events Calendar for a look at upcoming professional development opportunities and to utilize NASFAA's Membership Directory, Speaker and Mentor Professional Directory, and Volunteer and Leadership Directory to help you better engage and connect with your financial aid peers across the country. 






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