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Legal challenges to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program have been in flux since its implementation, leaving more than 800,000 participants in a precarious position. During a breakout session of the 2022 NASFAA Virtual Conference, participants on Thursday were able to hear from a legal expert who covered the various challenges to DACA, past and present, as well as the current administration's efforts to preserve DACA through the rulemaking process.
A group of Department of Education (ED) officials joined the 2022 NASFAA Virtual Conference on Thursday to detail how the impending FAFSA simplification changes will be impacting financial aid offices for the 2023-24 award year and beyond. Federal Student Aid (FSA) staff underscored that the updates to the form, as well as implementation efforts, will be a monumental task and pledged to work with the community to ensure a smooth transition process.
NASFAA is looking for volunteers for the Publications Editorial Board to review and offer feedback on manuscripts submitted for publication. This year's projects will tackle draft chapters for an upcoming book on strategic enrollment management and ongoing book reviews. We aren't seeking grammar gurus or super regulatory techs (although neither would hurt). Instead, we hope to find a diverse range of individuals with experience in the student aid profession (3+ years preferred) to offer constructive feedback on written content. Interested? Complete this volunteer form by July 25 to learn more!
Please join us in congratulating Reilly Watanabe, who is now the assistant director financial aid compliance & operations at Colorado Mountain College; Alexander Jordan, who was promoted from assistant director of compliance & awarding to executive director at Ashland University; Katie Cooper, who was promoted from director of financial aid to assistant vice president of enrollment management at West Liberty University; Amber Yocom, formerly the director of financial aid at Northwest State Community College, who is now the Banner financial aid support specialist at Terra Community College and recently earned a master's degree in organizational leadership from Bellevue University; Ashley Munro, FAAC®, who was promoted from associate director to director of financial aid at University of Alaska Fairbanks; and Keith Reeves, associate director and systems business analyst at Clemson University, who has retired after 36 years of working in financial aid. Celebrate your own career developments by completing the "Movers and Shakers" form to share the news with your colleagues.