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This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin is joined by longtime financial aid professional Mary Sommers, director of financial aid at the University of Nebraska, Kearney, to walk through her experience sharing student data and to discuss how schools should be thinking about these requests. Mary and Justin dive deep into the potential pitfalls regarding student privacy as it comes to data sharing. Owen then breaks down the latest higher education news, headlined by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) latest comments on student loan forgiveness and a recent announcement from the Department of Education that it would be reviewing and improving its verification model.
Financial aid administrators must be good stewards of their data. Join Blue Icon Advisors, NASFAA Consulting next Thursday, April 21 for a Let's Talk session focused on data security. You and your peers can share best practices on managing data requests and ensuring data is only available to those with a right to the information. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
Please join us in congratulating Rose Paul, who was promoted from financial aid coordinator to assistant director of scholarships at Florida Atlantic University; Timothy Hunt, who was promoted from assistant director to senior associate director at University of Massachusetts Boston; and Steve McDowell, FAAC®, associate vice president for financial aid services & Title IV compliance at Connecticut State Community Colleges, who authored a new book, Basic Guide to Financial Aid. He notes that this book provides a roadmap to ensure that enrollment professionals understand the fundamentals of financial aid administration and compliance. Celebrate your own career developments by completing the "Movers and Shakers" form to share the news with your colleagues.