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Trump Administration and FAFSA: What to Expect

Having survived federal financial aid transactions through eight presidents, I offer my thoughts on the ninth—President Donald Trump—and how his administration may affect the education system and financial aid regulations. Education regulations and programs are initiated by the U.S. Congress and ushered in under a president who does not object and, thus, receives credit for […]

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Find financial aid offices issues so that the US Dept. of Ed. does not!

11 Symptoms of Financial Aid Office Trouble

Overseeing the financial aid office is a daunting task with many possible points of failure and a whole new vocabulary. When the office is not running at optimum health, errors and omissions will appear in audits or program reviews by the U.S. Department of Education. Such financial aid office trouble can result in great cost […]

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Yes, financial aid impacts admissions.  Choose policies wisely.

Financial Aid Impacts Admissions: 12 Solutions to Potential Problems

Christian colleges, universities, and schools face a myriad of challenges that threaten much-needed revenue streams. The majority of schools lack substantial endowments and must rely on net tuition dollars to meet growing expenses. This financial challenge is compounded with the following realities in today’s higher education market: Demographics are evolving in ways likely to create […]

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Christian colleges wonder whether SCOTUS on gay marriage might cost them tax exempt status or Title IV revenue.

Privatizing the Funding of Christian Higher Education: A Response to the US Supreme Court on Gay Marriage

Hostility and threats aimed at Christian higher education are at an all-time high. Just ask Gordon College, George Fox, and Cal Baptist Universities. They have all recently fought battles over LGBT-related issues.  The recent decision of the Supreme Court on gay marriage is not the only warning that Christian higher education institutions should notice. The […]

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Policies, Policies and More Policies

Title IV Policies, Procedures and Disclosures Required of Participants

The purpose of this presentation is to remind institutions of the US, Department of Education’s (ED) requirements for implementing various Title IV policies, procedures, and disclosures to students. Each year a school must distribute to all enrolled students a notice of the availability of information in the following general categories:   General disclosures for enrolled […]

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Secret Weapon

3 Ways to Unnecessarily STOP New Program Development

“Our job is to educate, and any involvement with Financial Aid will just complicate our mission.” Historically, that has been the mindset of academia in general and the administrative divisions of colleges, universities and seminaries, in particular. This is especially true as education access becomes more complex, including such delivery methods as massive open online […]

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