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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  


10/19/14 - Texas: UTEP’s Aggressive Interventions Driving Student Achievement Success
"In recent years, [The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)], a school that’s about 80 percent Hispanic, has received national attention for its work at retaining students and graduating far more than expected," Diverse: Issues in Higher Education reports.
10/19/14 - Commentary: Health And Education
"What does our health care system have in common with our system of higher education? A lot more than you might think," John C. Goodman writes for Forbes.
10/19/14 - Identifying The Worst Colleges In America
"For years,Washington Monthly has been rating and ranking the nation's colleges. But for its 2014 edition, the magazine has done something new," NPR reports.
10/19/14 - Ed Department To Colleges: Read The Instructions
"The U.S. Department of Education has a response to colleges and universities confused by how they are supposed to count students enrolled in distance education courses: Read the instructions," Inside Higher Ed reports.
10/19/14 - Student Loan Refinancing Will Save You Money If You Don’t Actually Need It

"On paper, refinancing student debt — like refinancing a mortgage — is a logical way to save cash," The Boston Globe reports.


10/19/14 - Putting Institutional Performance in Perspective
"Context is critically important in many aspects of life, and postsecondary education outcomes are certainly no exception. As policymakers increasingly look to measurements of institutional outcomes to allocate financial aid funds and influence behavior, many within the financial aid community have expressed valid concerns about the potential unintended consequences," Marcus Szymanoski, manager of training and communications for DeVry Education Group’s regulatory affairs division, writes in the latest article in NASFAA's Student Aid Perspectives series.
10/19/14 - A College Financial Aid Guide For Families Who Have Saved Nothing
"A mother of five children in Bath, Me., admitted on the New York Times’s Motherlode blog earlier this year that she and her husband had no college savings," The New York Times reports.
10/19/14 - Tuition Freeze: N.J. Assembly Passes 7 Bills On Higher Education
"A bill that would allow New Jersey college students to pay the same tuition for nine straight semesters is one step closer to becoming law," NJ.com reports.
10/19/14 - Tax Credits For College Can Help Ease Costs
"With all the worries about rising college costs, lower- and moderate-income families should keep in mind that there are federal tax benefits that can help ease the financial burden of getting an education," The New York Times reports.
10/19/14 - Commentary: A New Kind Of Rating System
"Many of my fellow college presidents remain worried about the Obama Administration’s proposed (and still being developed) rating system for higher education. While Education Department officials have been responsive and thoughtful about our concerns, many among us fundamentally do not trust government to get this right," Paul J. LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University, writes for Inside Higher Ed.

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