HAVE YOU AND YOUR MANAGEMENT TEAM EVER BEEN STOPPED IN YOUR TRACKS BY FINANCIAL AID PROFESSIONALS SAYING “YOU CAN’T DO THAT”?
I don't really know of anyone who likes to be told that they CAN'T do something that they think is a great idea or that they really want to do. But, sometimes it happens. In the world of financial aid, these "you can't" events often occur when administrators are creatively evaluating new ways to offer degree completion programs and other new program offerings. It is not at all unusual for the president or dean of admissions to step outside of the traditional semester, quarter or trimester method of delivery only to be blocked by a well-intentioned aid professional.
Repeatedly these situations occur when the financial aid team feels frustrated, overworked, underappreciated, or attached to "the way we've always done it". Barriers are then raised by financial aid professionals because these new methods will require more work, (to an already overworked schedule), and are at first glance “against federal regulation”. This may be true if the administrators get too carried away, but a person knowledgeable in the field of federal regulations is able to evaluate these ideas and bring them shoulder to shoulder with current regulations.
In situations like this, Weber and Associates seeks to bring both parties to a "we CAN" event, and offers your institution two solutions:
1. Partnering with the overworked financial aid staff to merge the ideas of the administration with actual regulations.
2. Helping administrators implement their new ideas.
Weber & Associates currently serves as a third-party service to institutions in 35 states and 6 foreign countries. These institutions represent numerous educational methods of delivery all within the complex Title IV Federal Regulations. The regulations may seem complex, but they are flexible and sometimes even friendly to higher education institutions. We can help you navigate your expansion, online education, and growth.
For a free introductory consultation contact us at 888-857-8690 or through our website at www.weberassociatesinc.com.