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Education Secretary Miguel Cardona appeared before the Senate Appropriations Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) subcommittee to discuss the Department of Education’s (ED) budget for fiscal year 2023, updates on the student loan portfolio, investments in higher education programs, and more developments within the department.
In a book titled "The Workshop Survival Guide: How to Design and Teach Workshops That Work Every Time," authors Rob Fitzpatrick and Devin Hunt write about a way to design and teach workshops that are concrete, understandable, and easy to implement. "A feature of the book I especially appreciated is a handy outline it includes on how to develop a workshop from scratch," writes Loretta Jones, who read the book and shared her opinions of its content with NASFAA. "As financial aid professionals, we often present workshops to a wide range of audiences on diverse topics, whether we're working with our own staff, others on campus, students, parents, or conference participants. The outline offers the flexibility to apply the authors' methods while tailoring them to the specific needs of the audience." What follows are Loretta's takeaways, thoughts, and reflections.
This online course, beginning July 5, 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.
Please join us in giving NASFAA's newest members — Center for Employment Training; Reach University; Seattle Colleges; Southeastern College - Bar Education, Inc.; and University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts — a warm welcome. This month we also have the pleasure of welcoming back the following institutions as NASFAA members: Danville Area Community College; Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology; and International College of Broadcasting. 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.