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NEWS FROM NASFAA

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Edson W. Sample, a longtime director of financial aid at Indiana University, a "founding father" of NASFAA, and a long-standing mentor to many leaders and members of the association.

The Department of Education’s (ED) efforts to crack down on colleges making false or misleading statements about their programs have been stymied in recent years, with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) citing the agency’s reorganization, turnover, shifting priorities, and continued failure to complete written procedures for investigating colleges as primary issues for the lapse in enforcement.

NASFAA UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

NASFAA Benchmarking Survey: Deadline Extended to January 25

Financial aid offices are busy! That much we know. But in order to benchmark and help aid administrators know whether they’re staffed up relative to their peers, or getting paid enough, we need more schools to complete our Staffing and Salary Survey to produce statistically valid and helpful data. To date, we have not received enough responses to this survey to produce our NASFAA Staffing Model. NASFAA is extending the survey deadline until next Wednesday, January 25, in an effort to gain enough responses to be able to produce our Staffing Model. If you are not the Primary Contact at your institution, we encourage you to reach out to that person and encourage them to complete this survey. If you have any questions, please contact NASFAA’s Research Department.

This interactive webinar will focus on the two pending U.S. Supreme Court cases — SFFA v. Harvard and SFFA vs. UNC — which challenge the legitimacy of race-conscious admission policies and seek to overturn decades of federal court precedent. While most of the attention in those cases centers on issues of admission policy and practice, important issues in those cases may bear on the continuing role of race and ethnicity in the awarding of financial aid and scholarships. This webinar will distill the legal issues of consequence for aid and scholarship practitioners, offer insights regarding court decision-readiness strategies and steps to consider, and virtually engage with attendees to address their questions. Tune in today, January 18, at 2 p.m. ET, and be sure to register for today's webinar now.

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