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This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin and Karen are joined by Jon Fansmith, the American Council on Education's senior vice president of government relations and national engagement, to discuss how Congress avoided a government shutdown and what that means for federal funding for the Office of Federal Student Aid. The team then discusses the upcoming negotiated rulemaking sessions for student debt relief, including the issue paper the Department of Education (ED) released before the October session, and ED’s new gainful employment regulations.
NASFAA joined a group of higher education advocacy groups urging the White House to put forth a “robust” request for federal student aid programs for the upcoming fiscal year 2025 budget.
The NASFAA office will be closed on Monday, October 9 for the federal holiday. Today's News will not be sent and AskRegs and technical and membership support will not be available until the office reopens on Tuesday, October 10.
Financial aid advising is an essential component of Prison Education Programs (PEPs). Many PEPs rely on the paper FAFSA when serving students who are incarcerated. During this webinar, on Thursday, October 12 at 2 p.m. ET, we will walk through the FAFSA completion process with both financial aid administrators and prison program administrators, highlighting the form's questions that are more complex to address. Register now and secure your seat today!
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! "After participating in Aspiring Director Group Coaching with Blue Icon Advisors, I have been promoted to Assistant Director and am more aware of the resources NASFAA offers to its members," said Raisl Davis, assistant director of financial aid, at the University of California Law San Francisco. "I'm using those resources to further my professional development and improve our policies and procedures." 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 Mershawn Gayden and Deborah O'Dea, FAAC®, on their new jobs. Congratulations to Rodrick Andrews, Dustin Zimmerman, Maggie Bowers, Brian Davidson, and Melissa Traynom on their promotions. Get the full details on our Movers & Shakers page. Celebrate your own career developments by completing the "Movers and Shakers" form to share the news with your colleagues.