These questions are presented to assist you in comparing the two delivery systems, protect your institution, and to give you guidance towards a proper comparative measurement both administratively and financially. Use this list of questions to help evaluate your current situation and make the best decisions for your institution.
· Has your institution had findings with financial aid when ...
It is a common misconception that Pell and Loans must all be paid from the same award year. This is not the case. It is the Payment Period for Pell and the Loan Period for which the loan is being originated, that determines which Award Year may be used. Crossover payment periods and loan periods ...
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 ...
Lo and behold the infamous IRS data retrieval tool returns just in time for the 18/19 FAFSA! However, things are going to look a bit different for students and parents. In support of the effort to protect and enhance the security and privacy of personal data, all data retrieved by the IRS data retrieval tool will not be visible to the parents and students, and will be ...
The following article was originally published by nprED on July 16, 2017.
Teachers with Student Debt: The Struggle, The Causes and What Comes Next
By: Anya Kamenetz – nprED
"I am overloaded and struggling. It's terrifying."
"I feel like I'll be making the last payment from my grave."
"It is ...
The following article was posted by NASFAA on July 18, 2017.
Why Cutting from Pell Grant Reserves Could Put the Future of the Program in Jeopardy
By: Allie Bidwell, Communications Staff – NASFAA
Each year, millions of low-income college students depend on funds from the Pell Grant program to help them pay for college ...
The following article was originally published by Inside Higher ED on July 18, 2017.
Expanding GI Bill Benefits
By: Andrew Kreighbaum – Inside Higher ED
Testifying before the House of Representatives veterans' affairs committee Monday, Will Hubbard, the vice president of government affairs at Student Veterans of America, said if student veterans sat down to ...
This article was originally published July 12, 2017 by Diverse Issues in Higher Education.
College Access Group Sees Surge in FAFSA Applications
By: Jamaal Abdul-Alim for Diverse Issues in Higher Education
The percentage of high school seniors who by June 30 had filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid — better known as the ...
The following information was posted by Federal Student Aid on July 7, 2017. This information would be helpful for school's to share with prospective student's.
The 2017–18 FAFSA® is now available! This year, the FAFSA launched 3 months earlier than usual—on October 1, 2016.
Beginning this year, you’ll also be required to use earlier (2015 ...
The following article was originally published by NASFAA on June 27, 2017.
What Would the Repeal of Higher Ed's Foundational Law Mean for Colleges?
"Remarks by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos this week focused attention on an idea that would fundamentally change higher ED: repealing its foundational piece of legislation –– the Higher Education Act of 1965 ...