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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  


12/18/14 - Critics Say College Graduation Rates Don't Tell The Whole Story
"Pushing public colleges and universities to increase graduation rates has become a key objective for President Obama and California Gov. Jerry Brown, among others, as they seek to hold higher education institutions more accountable," the Los Angeles Times reports.
12/18/14 - Obama’s College-Ratings Plan Arrives, But Most Specifics Stay Behind
"The college-ratings plan that the Education Department is releasing on Friday can best be described as incremental," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.
12/18/14 - 35 Percent Of All Security Breaches Take Place In Higher Education
"A new infographic from enterprise security and backup specialist SysCloud looks at the risks higher education bodies face and how they can improve their levels of protection," Beta News reports.
12/18/14 - Rating Plan For Colleges Is Unveiled By The U.S.
"In a report due out on Friday, the Obama administration will offer its first public glimpse of a planned system for rating how well colleges perform, saying it plans to group schools into just three broad categories — good, bad and somewhere between," The New York Times reports.
12/18/14 - Groups Oppose Corinthian Sale To ECMC
"A coalition of 46 student, consumer, veterans and civil rights groups on Wednesday wrote to the Obama Administration and U.S. Department of Education to oppose the proposed sale of 56 Corinthian Colleges' campuses to ECMC, a nonprofit student loan guarantee agency," Inside Higher Ed reports.
12/18/14 - Why Comparing Lots Of Colleges Might Not Help As Many Students As You’d Think
"There has been a proliferation of consumer information meant to help prospective students choose a college," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.
12/18/14 - A Call For Big Changes To Meet A Big Challenge At Community Colleges
"More than a decade of efforts to propel low-income and underserved students through community college have fallen short because states and colleges haven’t made systemwide commitments to strategies like streamlining degree requirements, accelerating remediation, and financially rewarding colleges for raising graduation and persistence rates, according to a report being released on Thursday by Jobs for the Future," The Chronicle of Higher Education.
12/18/14 - Utah: Top Educators Consider 'Game Changers' For College Graduation
"Utah college students are taking longer to graduate from four-year institutions than their peers nationwide. For many students, this translates into more student debt, a higher likelihood of dropping out, and long-term economic hardship to families and communities," the Deseret News reports.
12/18/14 - 2014: A Year In Review For Financial Aid
2014 was quite a year for higher education, especially for student aid! Here’s a look back at some of the biggest events, issues, and news stories in the financial aid community.

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