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President Joe Biden delivered his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, and while the speech covered a wide breadth of issues — ranging from the ongoing impact of the pandemic to the crisis in Ukraine — it also touched on the administration’s domestic priorities, including its higher education agenda. “Let’s increase Pell Grants and increase our historic support of HBCUs, and invest in what Jill — our First Lady who teaches full-time — calls America’s best-kept secret: community colleges,” Biden said during his remarks.
Federal Student Aid (FSA) is committing to clearing out “thousands” of requests made by borrowers enrolled in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, but is urging applicants to be patient as the process unfolds. The remarks come from Richard Cordray, chief operating officer at FSA, who in a recent tweet called on borrowers to utilize online resources to best review updates to the status of their application.
If the Game Show Network is one of your favorite cable TV networks, then you are going to love our NASFAA-style Hollywood Squares webinar on Wednesday, March 9! During this webinar, we'll bring to life some of those thought-provoking and sometimes mind-blowing financial aid questions in a manner that is considered "edu-tainment." Join NASFAA's David Tolman as he hosts this engaging webinar that tests your knowledge on a variety of financial aid topics. We've invited nine financial aid experts to participate as "Squares," including NASFAA's Kochie Vaughan, David Futrell, and last year's Game Show webinar winner, Daniel Barkowitz. Watch contestants Helen Faith and Art Young battle it out in a game of tic-tac-toe. Have fun learning, and see which staff members in your office are NASFAA Quiz Show champions! Register now.