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Officials from the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) did not commit to an Oct. 1, 2023, launch date for the 2024-25 FAFSA during a session on FAFSA simplification Tuesday morning as part of NASFAA’s ongoing Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo, and instead reiterated that the FAFSA will be launched by Jan. 1, 2024, as is required by law. FSA also announced that aid offices will not be able to package above the cost of attendance if a student has a negative Student Aid Index (SAI).
Republicans have filed a pair of amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to detail the ways in which President Joe Biden’s student loan debt cancellation program would be an overreach of executive authority.
President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday night was centered on a message of “unity” and detailed the administration’s top priorities for the newly divided Congress.
NASFAA is looking for a student to fill a 12-week paid internship with its Policy and Federal Relations staff. The intern will help develop advocacy materials; attend and report on hearings, events, and meetings; analyze and summarize legislation and regulations; and much more. Those students studying in fields related to higher education, public policy, political science, and history may benefit most from this internship. If you know graduate or undergraduate students who may be interested, please encourage them to apply. This internship is supported by the Dallas Martin Endowment for Public Policy and Student Aid. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET this Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, to be considered.
New Director Group Coaching, provided by NASFAA's Blue Icon Advisors, is ideal for financial aid administrators with less than one year of experience at the director level. You'll work alongside a small group of other new financial aid directors as you discuss compliance-related matters, develop an operational calendar, learn about how to identify and support your staff's professional development needs, and draft a strategic plan to work toward and bolster the goals and activities of your office. The start date for the next six-week cohort is March 3. Register today to reserve your spot.
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