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NEWS FROM NASFAA

This week, the Department of Education's (ED) Education Stabilization Fund (ESF) Reporting Helpdesk emailed institutions' designated HEERF grant contacts information about Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) annual reporting for the third grant year, covering activities in calendar year 2022.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are currently making their way through what appears to be a final short-term extension for government funding as negotiators seek to wrap up stalled spending levels for fiscal year 2023 by as soon as next week. The latest spending bill is another continuing resolution that would extend government funding through December 23 and enable Congress to finalize an omnibus.

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NASFAA UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Every year, NASFAA recognizes outstanding members and other higher education stakeholders for their achievements and contributions to financial aid, students, and/or NASFAA. Nominate your colleagues for awards such as the Gold Star Award, the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award, and the Allan W. Purdy Distinguished Service Award, among others. Award winners will be announced this summer at the NASFAA 2023 national conference in San Diego, Calif. Nominations are due Feb. 10, 2023 — submit yours today!

Please join us in congratulating: Silvia Marquez, formerly the associate director of financial aid and scholarships at University of California, Berkeley, who is now the executive director of financial aid and scholarships at University of California, San Diego; Ursula Backus, who was promoted from coordinator of financial aid to financial aid director at Gulf Coast State College; and Arnold Trejo, currently the executive director of financial aid and scholarships at the University of Texas at San Antonio, who will retire in January after over 40 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.

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