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Return of Title IV Funds Online Course Begins In Two Weeks - Register Today

NASFAA University’s Online Course Return of Title IV Funds focuses on how to handle a student's Title IV funds when they withdraw from school before completing the payment period or period of enrollment. In addition, the course will teach you how to properly identify a Title IV recipient and the formula associated with the return of Title IV funds. Passing this online course provides a NASFAA University Professional Credential.

2016–17 Financial Aid Night Presentation Now Available

Conducting a financial aid information night is a great way to deliver important financial aid information to high school students and parents. NASFAA's newly updated Financial Aid Night presentation, is now available along with the accompanying slideshow, guide, and participant handouts. Designed to provide students and families with a basic understanding of financial aid concepts, this presentation also reviews sources of financial aid and the application process for federal student aid. Access the complimentary presentation today to start planning your next financial aid night.

NASFAA Office Closed Oct. 12 For The Columbus Day Federal Holiday

The NASFAA office will be closed on Monday, October 12 for the Columbus Day federal holiday. The NASFAA website and other online services will still be available, but NASFAA's Today's News and technical and membership support will not be available until the office reopens on Tuesday, October 13.

Send Us Your Compliance Officer Position Descriptions

We are compiling a repository of position descriptions for financial aid compliance officers. Once gathered, we’ll make the position descriptions available as templates for member institutions interested in hiring a staff member dedicated to compliance. All submissions will be shared with the NASFAA membership, so please be sure to remove any sensitive or private information that you do not wish to share before uploading your position description document to the submission form. If you're currently looking for a compliance officer, don't forget to post the job on NASFAA's career center.

Endowments Under Fire Again

"The nation's wealthiest colleges and universities may want to brace themselves for another round of federal scrutiny over their endowments and executive compensation, if a congressional hearing held Wednesday is any guide," Inside Higher Ed reports. 

Colleges Are Accused of Withholding Public Records on the Role of Race in Admissions

"As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to undertake its second close examination of race-conscious admissions at the University of Texas at Austin, several other public universities are being accused of trying to shield such affirmative-action practices from outside scrutiny," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

Early FAFSA Filing Seen as Boon for Low-Income Students

"It’s widely thought the task of applying for college financial aid will become considerably easier for students and their families with the Obama administration’s just-announced move to allow early filing of the Federal Student Aid form, or FAFSA, starting fall 2016 for the 2017-18 academic year," Diverse Issues in Higher Education reports.

Immigrants Are More Likely to Have College Degrees Than U.S. Citizens

"U.S. immigrants are an ever-changing group, and a recent report shows that now they're the most educated they've ever been, according to the Pew Research Center," the Deseret News reports.

Massachusetts: MIT Master’s Program to Use MOOCs as ‘Admissions Test’

"MOOCs may soon become a prominent factor in admissions decisions at selective colleges, a way for students who may not do well on traditional measures like the SAT to prove they can hack it," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

Higher Ed Gets Lion’s Share of Iowa Gaming Revenues

"Higher education was among the big winners as Iowa's casinos and racetracks paid the state $313.9 million in gaming revenue in fiscal 2015," the Globe Gazette reports.

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