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This week on a special episode of “Off The Cuff,” Justin is joined by Alex DeLonis, the director of financial aid at Wabash College. Alex speaks with Justin about his experience as a first-generation college student and the issues he dealt with growing up in poverty. Alex then discusses how he began his career in financial aid at Harper College through the Federal Work-Study program to now being a director of financial aid.
On Thursday the Department of Education (ED) released its first draft of the 2024-25 FAFSA as well as the Incarcerated Applicant Form, for use by students enrolled in Prison Education Programs, and draft output documents. This year’s preview is especially noteworthy because of the significant changes to the application process as a result of the FUTURE Act and the FAFSA Simplification Act.
The House Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee on Thursday held a hearing on President Joe Biden’s student loan cancellation plan, focusing on what the cost of the program will have on taxpayers along with solutions for student loan reform.
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Please join us in congratulating: Alexandra Tubbs, FAAC®, who was promoted from verification coordinator to director of financial aid at Arkansas State University-Beebe; Anna Kopit, who was promoted from corporate director of financial aid to vice president of financial aid at Center Education Group; Janice Garza, formerly financial aid advisor at Texas A&M University - Kingsville, who is now manager, financial aid quality assurance at Lone Star College; and Eyricka Oglesby, who was promoted from principal secretary to assistant financial aid counselor at Northern Michigan University. Celebrate your own career developments by completing the "Movers and Shakers" form to share the news with your colleagues.
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