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As financial aid offices deal with FAFSA simplification, administrative burden, staffing shortages, and more, a new survey found that a majority of financial aid professionals say they’re at least somewhat likely to look for other employment within a year.
NASFAA is looking for volunteers to join its Career Path Awareness for Financial Aid Administrators Thought Force. The thought force is charged with thinking broadly about how to attract individuals into the financial aid profession. The group will create a comprehensive report detailing the current landscape of the financial aid administrator role, including awareness levels, perception challenges, and potential target demographics. Read the full task force charter and, if interested, apply to volunteer by Friday, Sept. 29.
Are you looking to take the next step in your career and become a financial aid director? Aspiring Director Group Coaching with Blue Icon Advisors can help you get there! "I enjoyed the practical tips presented and the care in which they were given," said Daniel Muller, director of student financial aid at Bob Jones University. "You could tell we had coaches who wanted us to succeed." Read what other past participants have to say, and be sure to register by October 20 to secure your spot!
Please join us in congratulating: Brian Drabik, FAAC®, who was promoted from senior associate director to director of financial aid at Northwestern University; Tracy Rapp, who was promoted from senior director of financial aid to dean of student services at Haywood Community College; and Robert Shorb, currently the executive director/CEO at The Tuition Exchange, Inc., who will retire on June 30, 2024, after 47 years of working in higher education administration. Celebrate your own career developments by completing the "Movers and Shakers" form to share the news with your colleagues.