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The spring 2016 NASFAA University Online Course Verification has sold out and a wait list is now available. Complete the Wait List Form to be notified of course openings or to reserve your seat if additional course offerings become available this year.

Last year, a school originated and disbursed a Parent PLUS loan which had been approved by the FSA credit check/PLUS approval process. A prior PLUS had been discharged due to disability. The school is now being told they should not have disbursed the loan and are required to return the funds. Should schools check the parent NSLDS records for approved PLUS loans prior to origination? Is this supported in the regulations? Read on to see if you got the answer right.

Every February, the president is to submit a budget request to Congress outlining the fiscal priorities of the administration. President Obama is expected to release a budget request today; bone up on your knowledge of how the budget process works with NASFAA's Federal Budget Process flowchart and stay tuned to Today's News for more information about the budget request as it becomes available.

"In the ever-changing world of federal financial aid for college students, Cedarville University is in position to be one of the leaders that will help shape the future of financial aid. Kim Jenerette, executive director of financial aid and a 1983 Cedarville graduate, has been appointed to the board of directors for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)," according to a press release from Cedarville University.

"At the last legislative session, Rep. Mark Lowery drafted a bill seeking to bring the University of Central Arkansas in Conway into the Arkansas State University System. But he never filed it," the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.

"Maryland students are making a risky bet when they attend for-profit schools that are saddling them with high levels of debt for what are often worthless degrees, according to a new report from the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition," The Washington Post's Grade Point reports.

"U.S. presidential candidates are talking about the problem of high costs in higher education," according to Voice of America.

"President Barack Obama is eyeing a five-year $2.5 billion budget proposal that will give tax benefits to businesses that partner with local community colleges and hire their graduates," UPI reports.

"It happened to newspapers. It happened to magazines. It happened to books. Now it’s happening to higher education: another industry thrown into turmoil and shock because its business model has been overturned by the Internet," columnist Michael Kinsley writes in an opinion piece for The Washington Post.

The Department of Education (ED) on Monday announced it will be forming a federal Student Aid Enforcement Unit intended to protect students and taxpayers through investigating and responding to allegations of illegal activity throughout higher education institutions.

"Throughout the primary, the leading candidates for the Democratic Party's nomination have promised to take action on the $1.3 trillion student debt crisis. These calls have been echoed by President Barack Obama himself, who declared in his final State of the Union address that 'no hardworking student should be stuck in the red' and called on Congress to make college more affordable," Ann Larson, co-director of the Debt Collective, writes in an opinion piece for POLITICO.

Jeannette Walls

NASFAA is thrilled to have best-selling author Jeannette Walls as the opening session speaker on July 10 at the 2016 National Conference in Washington, D.C. Walls is best known for her memoir, "The Glass Castle," which describes growing up in the desert of the American Southwest and then in a West Virginia mining town with her three siblings and her brilliant, unorthodox, irresponsible parents. Register today to join your colleagues for this exciting opening to the 2016 NASFAA National Conference.

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Learn the answer to this question and learn how to instantly find credible and reliable solutions to your most pressing regulatory and compliance questions with NASFAA's AskRegs Knowledgebase. The Knowledgebase guide and video tutorials highlight the many features of this tool.

"The U.S. Department of Education [last] week introduced several new requirements for accreditors, adding to the slightly beefed-up new rules it announced in November. The department has pushed more aggressive reforms to the accreditation process, including a request for the U.S. Congress to drop its ban on imposing specific standards on accreditors. But those ideas are unlikely to come to fruition during the Obama administration's final year," Inside Higher Ed reports.

 
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