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NASFAA today published its newly updated National Student Aid Profile: Overview of 2022 Federal Programs. The 2022 National Profile is a timely resource that NASFAA members, lawmakers, congressional staffers, and the public can rely on to gain background on the basics of the federal student financial aid programs, how they have been funded over time, and how many students are reached each year. The document details the six prominent federal financial aid programs, outlines recent trends in federal appropriations for the Title IV programs, and provides updated data on the number of recipients, total volume of awards, and average aid amount for each program. Several tables and figures in this year's edition of the report were impacted as a result of the COVID-related flexibilities. Under each affected table and figure, you will find a "COVID-19 note" with a brief explanation of the changes reflected.
Are you a new financial aid director with less than one year of experience at the director level? Join Blue Icon Advisors, NASFAA Consulting for the next New Director Group Coaching cohort in September — the only session offered this fall! Sharon Griffin, interim director of financial aid at Saint Augustine's University, said all new directors should enroll in Blue Icon's group coaching. "The group coaching was exactly what I needed to guide me to the next level of office professionalism," Sharon said. Read what other past participants have to say and register by September 2 for the next six-week session!
With the annual conference now behind us, NASFAA is looking forward to next year's national conference in San Diego, California. The 2023 National Conference Program Task Force is looking for member volunteers. The task force, which will begin its work in August and conclude by March of next year, will focus on developing the program for the 2023 National Conference. We expect one in-person meeting for the entire task force which will take place in late fall at the NASFAA office in Washington, D.C. Zoom calls and emails will round out the extent of the work. NASFAA will reimburse for travel related expenses for the fall meeting, but any travel related expenses related to San Diego will be the responsibility of the member. Attendance at the 2023 conference is not a requirement for participation. Read the full task force charter and, if interested, apply to volunteer by Thursday, August 18.