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This week on "Off the Cuff," Justin is joined by Karen and NASFAA’s Sarah Austin to recap Federal Student Aid’s (FSA) 2023 virtual training conference. The team discusses a number of sessions held throughout the four-day event and highlights their biggest takeaways from the conference, including updates on FAFSA simplification, the FAFSA partner portal, and more.
Congressional leaders in the House on Tuesday unveiled a bipartisan bill that would enable the use of short-term Pell Grants. The legislation for “Workforce Pell Grants,” as they’ve been dubbed, has garnered heightened interest this session. If enacted, it would allow Pell Grants to be used to support students enrolled in “high-quality” short-term education programs as soon as the 2025-26 award year.
This guidance is specific to the 2024-25 award year and later. This AskRegs Knowledgebase Q&A was updated on December 5, 2023 to reflect guidance provided in the December 4, 2023 Electronic Announcement (CB-23-21). December 31, 2023. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) states in the December 4, 2023 Electronic Announcement (CB-23-21) that schools must plan to submit the report of 2022 calendar year Federal Work-Study (FWS) earnings to Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) by December 31, 2023. In addition, schools should confirm that COD accepted the report by the deadline. View the full answer to this question to learn more.
Making time for professional development helps you develop new skills, gain experience, improve your performance, and advance in your career. Join NASFAA's Susan Shogren and a guest panel today, December 6, at 2 p.m. ET, as they discuss professional development topics of relevance and importance to financial aid administrators today and in the future. Reserve your seat now!
Blue Icon Advisors' next Let's Talk session — focusing on what we heard and learned from the FSA Training Conference — is coming up on Thursday, December 14. The maximum capacity for this event is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat today. Check the schedule to see more upcoming Let's Talk topics.