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What is Gainful Employment?

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Gainful Employment is a hot topic in the financial aid world! So how does it affect your school and students? What are some of the challenges it comes with? Let’s dive in and learn more about gainful employment!

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FSA Training Conference 2023

Read Time: 4 Minutes – Gear up, because tomorrow, the annual Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as the FSA Training Conference, begins! The conference will once again be virtual this year, and signing up is free! This four-day conference is an integral part of financial aid, as the Department of Education hosts this event filled with regulatory news and updates to various federal systems as it applies to students and professionals.

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Pell Grant: Four Changes that will Expand Access!

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If you’ve been keeping up with the FAFSA Simplification Act, then you might be realizing that this act is implementing A LOT of changes! Since we already covered three fascinating subjects of the Simplification Act these last few months, we want to explore a little more on how the Pell Grant will be expanding access even further (🎉hooray!).

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SAI Versus EFC: Understanding the New Student Aid Index

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Spoiler Alert! That EFC is going away! The FAFSA Simplification act is replacing EFC with what is now known as “SAI” or Student Aid Index. Today we’ll be breaking down the difference between that old EFC, and the new SAI explaining what it even is, how it’s different, and why it matters.

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How the 90/10 Rule is Reshaping Higher Education

Reading Time: 3 minutes – At the end of 2022, the U.S. Department of Education published a new 90/10 rule which includes many updates! Today we’ll cover what the 90/10 Rule is, and what changes you will need to know about going forward.

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Pell Crossover Students

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When scheduling Pell Disbursements, some students, known as crossover students, may have their payment periods span two separate award years (2022-2023 and 2023-2024). Because of this, we’re often asked – which award year does the student start disbursing Pell in?

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Student Debt and Direct Loan Payment

There have been some new developments since our last blog: “Federal Loan Repayment: Where do you Stand in 2022.” There is no doubt that the Direct Loan Repayment pause, and Student Loan Cancellation can be both confusing and difficult to stay in the know about.

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