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Reports are now indicating that President Joe Biden will be making a decision on student loan debt cancellation through executive authority “later this summer.” While the White House had been previewing its consideration of the move in recent weeks, it is now being reported by The Wall Street Journal that the decision will likely be tied to an announcement concerning the impending expiration of the current pause on loan payments and interest accrual.


NASFAA Welcomes Nalia Medina to Policy Team

Nalia Medina

Please join us in welcoming Nalia Medina as NASFAA's new Government Relations & Policy Associate. Nalia, who will be working on NASFAA's policy & federal relations team, comes to us as a recent graduate of The George Washington University (GW), where she earned a bachelor's degree in political science. Nalia brings experience in policy and advocacy through her previous roles as both an intern on Capitol Hill and a student leader on the GW campus. At NASFAA, Nalia will help advance the association's policy priorities through analyzing higher education legislation, supporting ongoing government relations efforts at the federal and state levels, and enhancing the advocacy capacity of NASFAA members. We are thrilled to have Nalia join the NASFAA staff!

Ready to brush up on your financial aid knowledge this summer? Learn at your desk, huddle up with others around a computer, or watch with a large group in a conference room. NASFAA's 2021-22 webinars are available on demand, covering a variety of topics, such as verification challenges, FAFSA upates, student eligibility, and more. Plus, if you have new staff, NASFAA's New Aid Officer Training series is the perfect opportunity for them to get their feet wet. The series is designed to introduce new aid officers to the basic aspects of Title IV administration. See what on-demand webinars are available to you, and register today. 

As Congress and the Department of Education continue to release guidance related to FAFSA simplification, COVID-19, verification, and more, financial aid professionals and others on campus need a reliable reference tool to quickly and easily find what they're looking for. We know you're busy. The Student Aid Reference Desk is filled with direct links to federal regulation, legislative text, Department of Education guidance, and analysis — vetted by NASFAA staff — from policy organizations, institutions, and researchers focused on student access and success in higher education. It's free, nonpartisan, and easy to search or browse. Head to the Ref Desk to see for yourself.





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