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

2015 MSFAA Winter Training Highlights Include:

  • 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.

    See more information and register here

    Stay tuned for more information on conference details as they become available

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...News Archives  


11/20/14 - Identity Thieves Used College Student Accounts To Defraud IRS: Prosecutors
"U.S. law-enforcement officials on Tuesday arrested 17 people accused of trying to collect almost $2 million in bogus tax refunds using college student accounts, the latest identity scam to defraud the Internal Revenue Service," Reuters reports.
11/20/14 - Wells Fargo And Discover To Offer Student Loan Modifications

"If you’re having a hard time paying off your private students loans, you could catch a break soon as two of the biggest private lenders are gearing up to relax repayment terms," The Washington Post reports.

11/20/14 - Obama’s Immigration Shift
"President Obama formally announced Thursday evening a series of controversial executive actions he plans to take to reform a 'broken' immigration system -- policies that have implications for undocumented college students as well as international students who study at American universities," Inside Higher Ed reports.
11/20/14 - Indiana: Colleges Seeing Students In Need Of Food Help
"Many college students in Vigo County face food insecurity, and that has prompted United Campus Ministries to open a food pantry to serve them," the Tribune-Star reports.
11/20/14 - Corinthian's Nonprofit Buyer
"The ECMC Group, a nonprofit organization that runs one of the largest student-loan guaranty agencies, announced today that it will purchase 56 campuses from Corinthian Colleges, a crumbling, controversial for-profit chain," Inside Higher Ed reports.
11/20/14 - Promise Goes Grassroots
"A group that wants the federal government to pay for in-state tuition for the nation's lower- and middle-income students has a new pitch, and a new name," Inside Higher Ed reports.
11/20/14 - What’s Wrong With The Government’s College-Cost Information—And How To Fix It
"The federal government has made a big push to help prospective students understand what college might cost them. But there have been unintended consequences," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.
11/20/14 - California: UC Regents Approve Tuition Hikes Amid Angry Protests
"Over the din of students chanting their protest, the University of California regents voted 14-7 on Thursday to approve tuition increases of as much as 5% for each of the next five years," The Los Angeles Times reports.
11/20/14 - Student Debt: A Calculator Focused On College Majors

"[I]t’s a good time for an interactive calculator that the Hamilton Project is releasing Thursday, meant to give more detailed information about loan burdens," according to The New York Times' The Upshot

11/20/14 - Report: Restricted Access, Lower Academic Standards Common Impacts of State Performance Funding Policies
State performance funding polices often result in unintended impacts on higher education institutions, including restrictions on admissions and weakened academic standards, according to a recent study from the Community College Research Center.

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