If you are a financial aid administrator who wants to grow professionally, expand your network, and become a leader on campus, in your association, or in your profession, this conference is designed for you. Looking to grow or expand your management and leadership skills in order to run your office more efficiently and effectively? Check out the New & Aspiring Aid Directors pathway. The conference kicks off on February 22 and limited seats are still available. Registration closes today at 5:00 pm ET.
Chaired by Art Young of BYU, this thought force was convened after extensive conversations with regional presidents in recent years about the role of NASFAA in supporting the regions and states, and the role that state and regional associations play in the national context. The thought force—comprised of tenured leaders with experience at the state, region and NASFAA level—will work to determine the strengths, weaknesses, challenges and opportunities inherent to the national-regional-state association dynamic and produce a white paper outlining next steps for exploration and potential models for future cooperation. See the thought force charter for more information.
Enrollments in distance education programs around the country continue to increase, despite a decline in overall higher education enrollment, according to a new report from the Online Learning Consortium.
"Rising tuition costs aren't the only thing driving up the cost of higher education. Textbook prices have skyrocketed in recent years," NBC News reports.
"On Monday, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it’s establishing a new office to address the complaints of students who attended for-profit colleges," according to The Atlantic.
"President Barack Obama would be tied to one of the nation's main college financial programs long after he leaves office if Congress approves a request in his last budget proposal," The Huffington Post reports.
"It's become an annual affair. President Obama releases his budget request to Congress and buries a bombshell in it about the runaway costs of the income-based repayment program (IBR) for federal student loans," Jason Delisle, director of the Federal Education Budget Project at the New America Foundation, writes in the foundation's EdCentral blog.
"Jeb Bush's higher education plan attracted little notice in the heat of a campaign that has focused more on personalities than policy details, but his proposed reforms to the federal student loan program deserve serious attention regardless of the outcome of his bid for the presidency," Matthew M. Chingos, senior fellow at the Urban Institute, writes in a white paper for the Brookings Institution.
- Network with other aid administrators
- Attend conferences in various cities across the state
- Web access to the MSFAA Directory & inclusion in the directory
- Subscription to the MSFAA Listserv
- Access to web posted Newsletter
- Ability to post job vacancies on the web site
- Opportunity to serve on the MSFAA board and/or MSFAA committees
- Participate in training, outreach, federal and state issues, conference planning & other activities that develop both personal and professional skills
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