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2014 Support Staff Workshop
The MSFAA 2014 Support Staff Workshop will be held on Friday, April 25th from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Crown Plaza Lansing West Hotel on Cretys Road in Lansing.

The agenda and registration are both available via the Training tab and the "Read more" link below.

| 25 April 2014 | Read more

Summer Training is scheduled for June 15th - June 18th at Crystal Mountain Resort.

We are back to a Sunday - Wednesday rotation so arrive early on Sunday for a time to socialize and catch up with your colleagues!!!
Registration will open in early April.

Program and Site committees are working to plan a fantastic 2014 Summer Training for you!!!
Here are some highlights:

ē Brett Lief will be joining us again to provide his Washington Update
ē Bryon Scott will join us from DOE to provide a Federal Update as well as interest sessions on a variety of Federal Topics.

| 03 April 2014 | 

MSFAA Winter 2014 Conference Presentations!!

| 04 November 2013 | Read more

...News Archives  


04/16/14 - The Big Secret About Washington’s Student Loan Profits
"This week, the Congressional Budget Office projected that the federal government would earn roughly $127 billion from student lending during the next 10 years," Slate's Moneybox reports.
04/16/14 - Putting Community Colleges To Work

"The White House on Wednesday rolled out two job-training grant programs that focus on the community college sector. Both push for closer ties between colleges and employers," Inside Higher Ed reports.

04/16/14 - Opinion: The Math Behind A Pricey College Degree
"With total student loans exceeding $1 trillion, one must ask 'is the tassel worth the financial hassle' when it comes to spending for prestigious colleges," Manisha Thakor, founder and chief executive of MoneyZen Wealth Management LLC, writes in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece.
04/16/14 - Udacity To Stop Issuing Free Certificates Of Completion
"Beginning next month, the massive open online course provider Udacity will cut the first O from the acronym and only offer MOCs. Founder Sebastian Thrun ... in a blog post announced Udacity will stop issuing free course completion certificates on May 16," Inside Higher Ed reports.
04/16/14 - Commentary: How Much Regulation Is Just Right?
"The investment that government -- both federal and state -- makes in financial aid to students, who then pay that money to us so that we can use it to deliver our programs, is certainly considerable, and we need to be good stewards of it, so that students are well-served and taxpayers' dollars well-spent. If those ends are to be achieved, some regulation will be necessary. So, how much is just right?" David R. Anderson, president of St. Olaf College, writes for Inside Higher Ed.
04/16/14 - Bill Seeks $9.2M In Loans For Undocumented Calif. University Students
"Under new legislation, California universities and state campuses would set aside $9.2 million for loans to undocumented students currently ineligible for federal financial aid," ABC News 10 reports.
04/16/14 - CBO Finds Third Consecutive Year Of Good News On Pell Costs
"Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office announced some more good news for members of Congress: For the third consecutive year, the Pell Grant funding cliff is smaller and further away than we thought," the New America Foundation's EdCentral reports.
04/16/14 - Measuring The 'Value' Of Higher Education
"Today's students attend college for a variety of reasons, and whether enrolled in a degree/certificate program or personal enrichment course, everyone wants their money's worth. But how exactly is 'value' assessed?" Michelle Asha Cooper, president of the Institute for Higher Education Policy, writes in The Huffington Post's The Blog.
04/16/14 - Your Thoughts: What Language Are You Using To Inform Students Of The 150 Percent Limit?
A legislative change, effective July 1, 2013, mandated that students who are otherwise eligible may only receive federal subsidized loans for 150 percent of the published timeframe for their program of study. We want to hear from you! Share with your colleagues the language/verbiage your institution is using to inform students of this change in the comments section and scroll through to see what other NASFAA members have to say.
04/15/14 - Student Loan Borrowers' Costs To Jump As Education Department Reaps Huge Profit
"The U.S. Department of Education is forecast to generate $127 billion in profit over the next decade from lending to college students and their families, according to the Congressional Budget Office," The Huffington Post reports.

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