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Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on Tuesday detailed his priorities for the Department of Education (ED) for the upcoming year, urging policymakers to put partisan politics aside and treat education funding like an issue of national security.

Meet Edgar Martinez. Throughout his career in higher education Edgar has continually felt a passion for empowering students to succeed, with a particular emphasis on improving accessibility to low-income, first-generation, and historically disadvantaged students. Learn more about Edgar and his career in financial aid in the brief Q&A below.

A school has a student with a Direct Subsidized Loan present in their financial aid offer. If it has not been accepted, can a student have other aid (state or institutional) that puts the student over their financial need, but still within their cost of attendance? Think you know the answer? Read on to see if you got it right!

NASFAA UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Make sure to tune in today, January 25, at 2:00 p.m. ET for a conversation on FAFSA simplification between NASFAA Vice President of Public Policy and Federal Relations Karen McCarthy and Amherst College Dean of Financial Aid Gail Holt, chair of NASFAA’s FAFSA Simplification Implementation Working Group. Karen and Gail will discuss progress on FAFSA simplification, the efforts of the working group, and answer audience questions about what we know and don’t yet know about the 2024-25 FAFSA. Secure your seat today.

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!

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