today’s news for Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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NASFAA President and CEO Justin Draeger is set to testify before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development today on the 2024-25 FAFSA rollout. A full list of all the hearing’s witnesses, which also includes NASFAA member Rachelle Feldman, is available online. The hearing will be livestreamed today at 10:15 a.m. ET. 

The Department of Education (ED) on Tuesday evening, provided more details on when institutions can expect to receive reprocessed FAFSA applicant records and when students will be able to make corrections to their FAFSAs. The EA did not address when the school correction process will be available.

On Monday, NASFAA posted a Poll the Pros asking members about which first-year undergraduate student populations, if any, they plan to send aid offers by May 1. And out of the 474 members that responded, 14% — or roughly 1 in 7 institutions — said they are waiting for reprocessed Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) and don’t expect to send any offers by May 1. Additionally, 21% of members said they’ll send aid offers by May 1 to only students with valid ISIRs and official SAIs that are unaffected by known data issues. Read the full poll results, broken out by institutional sector, for additional insights. 

While the rollout of the 2024-25 FAFSA has been littered with errors, troubleshooting, and amended timelines, the Department of Education (ED) is also targeting resources to increase FAFSA completion rates and enrollment in means-tested benefit programs by allowing state grant agencies to use application data to connect with college access groups, as well as students.


The NASFAA Quiz Show has been renewed and is all set for season four! Get ready, because as a NASFAA member, you might be called on to serve as a contestant. The webinar, on April 17 at 2 p.m. ET, brings to life some of those very thought-provoking and sometimes mind-blowing AskRegs questions in a manner that is considered "edu-tainment." Register now to reserve your seat.

There are still seats available during the current testing window, which remains open through the 21st of this month. Be sure to schedule your exam session soon to secure the time that works best for you. If you haven’t applied yet, take advantage of the waived application fee and complete your application online today. Learn more about the testing process and make sure you meet all of the technical requirements. Utilize these candidate resources to help you prepare for the exam. Can’t make it this time? The next testing window opens on May 1, 2024.

Register for NASFAA’s 2024 virtual conference on July 8-11, 2024. The virtual conference will feature the same great aspects of the national conference you've come to know and love, but in a 100% virtual format. The content will consist entirely of unique sessions not offered at the NASFAA 2024 National Conference in Milwaukee. For one low price of $350, everyone on your NASFAA roster can participate in the conference. Want to learn more? Check out our upcoming sessions and speakers.






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