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The House on Wednesday was unable to override President Joe Biden’s veto of a resolution seeking to overturn his administration’s student loan forgiveness plan and immediately end the pause on federal student loan payments. In order to overturn Biden’s veto the House needed a two-thirds majority vote, but was only able to garner a vote threshold of 221-206, which nearly mirrored the chamber’s first vote on the resolution.
The House Education and the Workforce Committee on Thursday held a hearing focusing on skills-based hiring, which touched on issues of college affordability, student loan debt, and short-term Pell Grants.
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The NASFAA conference is a team effort! When we convene in San Diego, please help us thank our Platinum- (College Ave Student Loans, Discover® Student Loans, Earnest, Edly, Inceptia, Oracle Student, and Sallie Mae) and Gold-level (Ellucian, Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, MOHELA, and SoFi) sponsors for their financial support and on-site participation. Our sponsors are a key piece of the puzzle as they help make it possible for NASFAA to provide financial aid training, networking opportunities, and professional development at the conference. Be sure to visit the Exhibit Hall while you're in San Diego; if you haven't already, register for the conference now.
Join NASFAA’s Tiffany Gibbs and Lissa Powell for a webinar on best practices in the administration of the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program on Wednesday, July 26, at 2:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will cover the general, pre-pandemic rules and best practices regarding FWS, the new campus-based schema in COD for the reporting of student earnings, and the end of the COVID-19 national emergency and what that means for the FWS program. Secure your seat and register now!
Please join us in congratulating: Sue Minzlaff, currently the director of student financial services center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, who will retire in July after almost 38 years of working in financial aid; Liz Petroski, who was promoted from associate director of FAMS to director of financial aid at Excelsior University; and Lisa Hopper, FAAC ®, currently the dean of student financial services at National Park College, who will retire in July after 25 years of working in financial aid. Lisa plans to continue working as an independent consultant with Blue Icon Advisors. Celebrate your own career developments by completing the "Movers and Shakers" form to share the news with your colleagues.