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Meet Brandi L. Miller. Brandi has worked for over 20 years at Drake University and is currently the assistant director of new student programs. Before Drake University, Brandi served as a financial aid coordinator at Grand View College, where she got her start in the financial aid field. Learn more about Brandi and her career in financial aid in the brief Q&A below.

The Department of Education (ED) on Friday announced 38 grant awards to institutions totaling more than $30 million under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). FIPSE, which has five grant programs, aims to improve higher education opportunities and outcomes for students from underrepresented communities.

NASFAA UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Yes. See the January 17, 2023 Electronic Announcement (CB-23-02), which announced for the 2023-24 award year (fiscal year 2023): 1) the process for designation as an eligible institution for the Title III and Title V programs; and 2) the waiver of the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and Federal Work-Study (FWS) nonfederal share requirement for eligible Title III and Title V programs. View the full answer to this question to learn more.

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 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.

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