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MSFAA Winter Training
January 25th - 28th, 2015
The Henry Hotel - Dearborn, MI

2015 MSFAA Winter Training Highlights Include:

  • Byron Scott will be joining us to discuss Federal/Department of Education Items

  • Megan McClean will join us from NASFAA with a Washington Update as well as discuss other NASFAA Initiatives.

  • The Hands-On Sessions will return - bringing us up to date information on COD, NSLDS, and the new State Technical System.

  • Whats new!!!!

    MSFAA Winter Training will also offer a one day track of sessions for Registrar and Bursar Personnel.

    • A series of sessions for Registrar and Bursar Personnel as it relates to their work and financial aid topics. Please encourage those individuals to consider attending.

    • Additionally, general sessions on communication, professional development, and leadership are offered throughout the day.

    • Various opportunities to interact with professionals from different collegiate offices.

    Registration will open November 3rd.
    Stay tuned for more information on conference details as they become available

    | 07 October 2014 | 

2014 FA 101 Registration
Registration for FA 101 is now open! You may register for a single day or the full workshop. The price is $50 per day or $150 for all four days. Workshops will be from 9-4, with breakfast and check-in beginning at 8:30.

All workshops will be at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West, 925 S Creyts Rd, Lansing Charter Township, MI 48917.

Follow the link to register.

| 10 September 2014 | 

...News Archives  


10/22/14 - A New Option To Refinance Student Debt
"A new private student loan is taking a page out of the mortgage playbook in its design," The Wall Street Journal's Total Return blog reports.
10/22/14 - Virginia Joins Higher Education Distance Learning Agreement
"Virginia higher education officials are making it easier for students to take online classes and for universities to offer them," The Associated Press reports.
10/22/14 - Parent PLUS Loan Requirements Revisions Get Mixed Initial Reviews
"The U.S. Department of Education Wednesday announced additional changes to the Parent PLUS Loan requirements, which have been the source of much controversy recently," Diverse Issues in Higher Education reports.
10/22/14 - Virginia: Gillespie Calls For Debt Relief, Jobs For College Graduates
"Republican senatorial candidate Ed Gillespie wants to ease the debt burden on college graduates by pushing an income-based payment system if elected on November 4," CBS 6 reports.
10/22/14 - Colleges Getting Better At Cost Transparency
"Fortunately, colleges in recent years have become more transparent when it comes to letting prospective students know how much their education will cost," Consumer Affairs reports.
10/22/14 - Opinion: Is Mark Cuban Right About Capping College Loans At 10K Per Student Per Year?
"Recently, [Mark] Cuban opined about student debt at Inc.’s GrowCo Conference. Against the backdrop of rising student loan default, he made a compelling case that, in the interest of economic growth, the federal government should set a per-student ceiling on the amount of student loan money it gives out every year," James Marshall Crotty writes for Forbes.
10/22/14 - Get The Facts About Borrowing Specialized Health Care Student Loans
"Federal loan options for health profession students include health professions student loans, nursing student loans, primary care loans and loans for disadvantaged students," U.S. News & World Report's Student Loan Ranger blog reports.
10/22/14 - New Leadership Conference Format Allows Greater Access, Targeted Experience
Attendees at next year’s NASFAA’s Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo will have their choice of two leadership pathways allowing them to receive a more targeted experience than at previous conferences. The 2015 Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo, taking place March 1-3, 2015, in Washington, D.C., includes two days of sessions on various leadership and professional development topics, followed by a day on Capitol Hill where participants can advocate directly with their congressional delegation on behalf of their students.
10/21/14 - For-Profit Colleges Get Harsh Grades By Former Students
"[T]he US Department of Education estimated that 72 percent of the for-profit programs at 7,000 schools produced graduates who on average earned less than high school dropouts," The Boston Globe reports.
10/21/14 - Commentary: College Debt May Not Be a PLUS for Parents
"The U.S. Department of Education will soon loosen the credit standards for parents looking to borrow to pay for college under the parent PLUS loan program," Zac Bissonnette writes for Bloomberg View.

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