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President Joe Biden on Thursday released his first budget request for fiscal year 2024, which would boost funding for the Department of Education (ED) by 13.6%, and includes plans to increase the maximum Pell Grant award by $820, provide more funding for the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), and expand access to free community college.
This week on "Off the Cuff," Allie, Jill, and David discuss highlights from NASFAA’s FAFSA Simplification Implementation Working Group and cover some important details concerning late disbursements and retroactive payments. Jill dives into a pair of recent NASFAA surveys that capture financial aid offices’ preparedness for the impending rollout of FAFSA simplification changes, and highlights a recent poll digging into the implications of a FAFSA housing question that will no longer be asked in 2024-25.
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Please join us in congratulating: Danielle Cooper, who was promoted from financial aid counselor to assistant director of graduate and professional schools operations at New York University; Jennifer Miller, who was promoted from senior manager, compliance and policy to director, student aid compliance at the University of Texas at El Paso; Nicole Adner, who was promoted from associate director of financial aid to director of financial aid at Clarkson University; Scott Wallace-Juedes, who was formerly the director of undergraduate financial aid at Yale University and is now the associate vice president of financial aid at New York University; and Jennifer Benson, who was promoted from financial aid advisor to assistant director for verification and appeals at the University of Georgia. Celebrate your own career developments by completing the "Movers and Shakers" form to share the news with your colleagues.
Register now for NASFAA’s upcoming professional development panel webinar on honing in on your emotional intelligence on March 29, 2023, at 2 p.m. ET. Join NASFAA's Susan Shogren and a guest panel as they discuss the importance of emotional intelligence, the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. Secure your seat today.