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In a matter of months, Pell Grant eligibility — and consequently increased access to postsecondary education — will be restored to incarcerated students for the first time in nearly 30 years, and the financial aid and prison education communities will play critical roles in assisting students through the aid application process. But reopening the doors of postsecondary education to incarcerated students will only work if both financial aid administrators and prison education administrators have the knowledge and tools to meet their students’ needs. To that end NASFAA, with support from Ascendium Education Group, this month kicked off an 18-month-long project in which it will work to break down the existing silos and build trusting partnerships needed for the financial aid and prison education communities to work in tandem.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Wednesday formally unveiled the GOP’s highly anticipated proposal to address the debt limit, seeking to push President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats into negotiations over future spending levels.
Financial Literacy Month, occurring annually in April, sheds light on the crucial role of education to empower individuals and communities to make informed financial choices. Financial aid offices across the country are taking action by offering dynamic workshops, providing valuable resources, and facilitating one-on-one counseling sessions to equip students with the knowledge and tools they need for effective money management.
We are deeply grateful for the significant impact our current and past NASFAA volunteers have had on our association as a whole. To celebrate 2023 National Volunteer Week, if you are a current or past NASFAA volunteer, you can download and print your certificate(s) by logging in to myNASFAA, navigating to the transactions and involvement tab, and scrolling down to the Past Volunteer Roles section.
Have you looked at NASFAA's events calendar recently? Later this month, Vice President of Professional Development and Institutional Compliance Dana Kelly will present virtually at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). Head to the Events Calendar to get all the details on these and other upcoming events.
Join NASFAA’s Norma Robinson and a guest panel of financial aid administrators for an in-depth conversation about crafting the cost of attendance (COA) on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. ET. This 90-minute webinar will focus on the additional components, such as dependent care, first professional licensure costs, and disability-related costs, that must be included in the COA when they apply to the student and how they differ from optional professional judgment (PJ) adjustments for special circumstances. Secure your seat today!