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This week on a special episode of “Off the Cuff,” Justin is joined by Michael Itzkowitz, the former director of the College Scorecard under the Obama administration, in a wide-ranging discussion focused on data and accountability metrics in higher education. Michael, the founder and president of the Higher Education Advisory Group and a non-resident senior fellow at Public Agenda, goes on to share his insights on varying metrics and outcome data, as well as his thoughts on short-term Pell Grants.
On Thursday, NASFAA sent a letter to Department of Education (ED) officials expressing concern that financial aid administrators will be unable to construct accurate living expense allowances in students’ cost of attendance without the benefit of the student’s housing choice information on the FAFSA. In the letter, NASFAA cautions ED that removing the housing question is at odds with congressional intent and urges ED to work with Congress to ensure FAFSA simplification efforts do not force institutions to require students to provide information beyond what is asked on the FAFSA.
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Please join us in congratulating: Lara Clifton-Rice, who was promoted from senior financial aid officer to assistant director of financial aid at Northern Michigan University; Lorena Rodriguez, who was promoted from deputy director to director of financial aid and scholarships at University of California, Santa Cruz; Timothy DuFresne, who was promoted from wolverine services representative to wolverine services supervisor at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and Janessa Horstman, who was promoted from financial aid resources and planning associate to financial aid system coordinator at Western Technical College. We'd also like to congratulate George Fox University's financial aid office for reaching the milestone of 50% of their office now holding an FAAC® designation. Celebrate your own career developments by completing the "Movers and Shakers" form to share the news with your colleagues.
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