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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  


10/21/14 - Ohio: Hiram College Proposes Program In Which Businesses Sponsor Students: Higher Education Roundup

"Hiram College is seeking funds and support for a new program that would link incoming students with local businesses, which would provide jobs after graduation," The Plain Dealer reports.


10/21/14 - California: Advisors Work To Freeze 'Summer Melt,' Get Students To College
"Researchers focusing on summer melt estimate that between 10% and 30% of students from some urban high schools who register for colleges wind up not starting fall classes at those campuses. That occurs even though many are headed to low-tuition community colleges," The Los Angeles Times reports.
10/21/14 - Ability To Benefit, Again?
"A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers wants to bring back financial aid for college students who do not hold a high school diploma or its equivalent, like a GED," Inside Higher Ed reports.
10/21/14 - Guest Commentary: Making The DREAMers’ Academic Dreams A Reality
"The University of La Verne this year partnered with TheDream.US — a national scholarship organization that provides aid to undocumented students,"  Diane Anchundia writes for the Los Angeles Daily News.
10/21/14 - Why Does Grandma Still Buy EE Savings Bonds?
"Savings bonds that double in value every seven or eight years ... have gone the way of encyclopedia salesmen, eight-track tapes, and rotary telephones," TIME reports.
10/21/14 - Ohio: Tom Hanks Helps Wright State University With Fundraising Drive
"In his latest starring role, Tom Hanks is the leading man in a $150 million fundraising campaign for Wright State University," The Columbus Dispatch reports.
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: The Completion Conundrum
"In August my colleagues and I were told in a faculty meeting that if we didn’t make sure our students graduated then we weren’t serving them well. With all due respect, that’s nonsense," Rob Jenkins, associate professor at Georgia Perimeter College, writes for The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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.
10/21/14 - RTI Unveils Online Tool To Measure Community College Students’ Progression
Given the focus on outcomes and accountability, particularly as it relates to financial aid eligibility, community colleges will continue to play a significant role in labor and workforce development in the U.S. But better data is needed to help measure students’ progress and success, a panel of higher education advocates said during an RTI International event on Tuesday.

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