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Traci Armes

Meet Traci Armes. Traci got her start in higher education when she was looking to work for her local university in the human resources department, but through her interview process was directed to an opening in the financial aid office. In the beginning, Traci worked as a phone counselor speaking with students at Indiana Wesleyan University's Adult Program. "What I loved most about it was that it wasn't routine. I had to listen to what the students' problems were, what their issues were, and then try to figure out a solution," Traci said. Since then, colleagues have recognized Traci's leadership in the field, citing the more than 10 years she has spent serving in financial aid roles in private, community college and large public four-year institutions.

My name is Jackson Snellman, and I am NASFAA's Dallas Martin Endowment (DME) Intern for this summer. I want to begin by expressing my gratitude to the supporters of this endowment as well as the members of our organization who made my presence here possible. As a recent graduate and passionate advocate for policy's ability to impact social change and improve our democracy, I am very privileged to be in this position and work as part of the NASFAA team. In an era of turbulent challenges and perhaps the most difficult time in memory to work in higher education, it is more important than ever to push for big changes through both individual and collaborative action.

NASFAA UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

The midpoint is 50% of the student’s scheduled days. According to guidance NASFAA has received from the U.S. Department of Education (ED), when using the midpoint in the R2T4 calculation for unofficial withdrawals and after determining what days/modules to include in the R2T4 calculation (60%) denominator, the school can simply use 50% in Steps 2 and 3 of the calculation. View the full answer to this question to learn more.

NASFAA President Justin Draeger will sit down with U.S. Department of Education Under Secretary James Kvaal to discuss the administration’s higher education priorities on June 27, 2022 at NASFAA’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas. What questions would you like posed to the Department’s leader on higher education policy? Submit your questions for consideration any time before the NASFAA annual meeting.

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