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Client Shout Out! Deluxe Barber College

Client Shout Out! Deluxe Barber College

As part of our Client Appreciation Series, we wanted to give a warm shout out to a client we work so closely with, Deluxe Barber College! We wanted to say a big THANK YOU for being with us over the years! Thank you for being part of our family!

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Fresh Start Initiative Cheat Sheet!

Fresh Start Initiative Cheat Sheet!

What is the Fresh Start Initiative? ED released a Dear Colleague Letter with details of its Fresh Start Initiative which restores Title IV Aid eligibility to students who defaulted on federal loans prior to the start of the pandemic (March 13, 2020). You can find an overview of the program…

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Client Shout Out! Hair Expressions

Client Shout Out! Hair Expressions

As part of our Client Appreciation Series, we wanted to give a warm shout out to a long time client of ours, Hair Expressions! They've with us throughout the years, and we wanted to say a big THANK YOU!   Thank you for being part of our family!  

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CONSTITUTION DAY IS (almost) HERE!

CONSTITUTION DAY IS (almost) HERE!

  DID YOU KNOW – You may be required to implement a "Constitution Day” program? Wait... What? That’s right! If you fit the criteria below, then you should have an educational program in place that pertains to the United States Constitution. WHO OR WHAT ARE THESE REQUIREMENTS? Educational Institutions that…

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Federal Loan Repayment: Where You Stand in 2022

Federal Loan Repayment: Where You Stand in 2022

Since the start of the pandemic back in early 2020, Federal Student Loan repayments have been in a constant state of flux. The much-needed emergency measures taken over the last two years have relieved borrowers, but they've also caused much confusion. To help Financial Aid borrowers understand where they are…

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Title IV Aid Eligibility for Students with Defaulted Loans

Title IV Aid Eligibility for Students with Defaulted Loans

“Fresh Start” Initiative Yesterday, ED released a Dear Colleague Letter with details of its Fresh Start Initiative which restores Title IV Aid eligibility to students who defaulted on federal loans prior to the start of the pandemic (March 13, 2020). You can find an overview of the program here. Through…

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Changes to NSLDS Directly Impact Every Day Usage

Changes to NSLDS Directly Impact Every Day Usage

NSLDS Professional Access – Upcoming Launch of Modernized Website and Important Deadlines, Outage, and Training Information On July 25, 2022, the Department of Education released Electronic Announcement: General-22-35 announcing that a modernized National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Professional Access website will be available for Federal Student Aid’s (FSA’s) professional…

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FASapp Webinar Available!

FASapp Webinar Available!

The FASapp Webinar is available! Request the webinar through our training sign ups page. (www.financialaidservices.com/training-sign-up) You'll receive a link to access the video with supplementary handouts in the description, these handouts will be linked. The "Show More" button beneath the video will show you those links when clicked. The video…

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Client Shout out!

Client Shout out!

We're starting a new series of client shout outs! Watch a short video below to see who  FAS nominated for our first appreciation video and what the FAS staff had to say! Thank you for being part of our family!

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FASapp Webinar in April!

FASapp Webinar in April!

Get ready for our newest webinar, coming to you in April of this year! We'll be featuring Sue Barber of the Pell and Compliance Departments. She is going to walk you through completing the FASapp - our application for requesting Title IV Funding. Stay tuned!  

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ABHES Conference in New Orleans

ABHES Conference in New Orleans

Come visit us at booth 10! Ronda and David from FAS will be at the ABHES Conference in New Orleans in a few weeks!  This is the 18th annual national conference on Allied Health Education. We'll be there March 9th - 10th at The Roosevelt Hotel. Come say hi to…

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We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

FAS is hiring for some awesome positions! Are you interested in working in a fun, dynamic, and family oriented work place? We have several open opportunities listed on our Careers Page. Check them out now and apply right on our website to join our family! Click Here to View FAS…

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2022 Dates to Remember

2022 Dates to Remember

We have you covered with a full year of deadlines listed out by month. We've included both DOE deadlines as well as FAS specific deadlines. Click the image to open the full document in a new window and print or save it so you'll always know when a deadline is…

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Webinar Sign Ups Begin: Student Portal

Webinar Sign Ups Begin: Student Portal

Change can be hard, but here at FAS we strive to make it easy. That’s why we’re starting the new year with a bang! We’ll be offering a live webinar for our clients to get a good look of our Student Portal within Student File Direct. Our Student Portal was…

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FAS Seminar 2021 Edition (Get the Video)

FAS Seminar 2021 Edition (Get the Video)

This year's FAS Annual Seminar, The Lowdown Hoedown, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN, took the cake for one of the most memorable! It could have been because we hadn't seen each other in over a year and just needed to get out. It also could've been because…

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Registration Opens! – FSA Virtual Conference

Registration Opens! – FSA Virtual Conference

The 2021 Virtual FSA Training Conference is officially open for registrants! Every year the Department of Education holds this conference for Financial Aid Professionals. This conference is a great opportunity to see what other Financial Aid professionals like you are asking in the industry. Watch the Secretary of Education, Dr.…

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FAS Announces 2021 Fall Seminar

2020 was a crazy year with an unprecedented pandemic that rendered travel questionable, and lock downs were unavoidable. The pandemic first forced us to reschedule our annual FAS seminar, then we had to cancel our physical meeting all together.  We did have a mini virtual seminar, but that wasn’t the…

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FAS Moves its May 2020 Spring Seminar to March 18-19, 2021 due to COVID-19

FAS Moves its May 2020 Spring Seminar to March 18-19, 2021 due to COVID-19

FAS has made the decision out of an abundance of caution to move up our annual seminar from May 7-8, 2020 to March 18-19, 2021 at the Gaylord Resort in Nashville, TN.  This will allow all attendees who registered/or were planning to register to 'actually attend' without fear of the…

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2022 Dates to Remember

Download a full year of deadlines to keep on hand

Dates to Remember

November 11, 2022
FAS Offices Closed
November 24, 2022
FAS Offices Closed
November 25, 2022
FAS Offices Closed
November 29, 2022
FSA Training Conference Begins
December 15, 2022
FISApp Corrections are Due
December 26, 2022
FAS Offices are closed

Covid-19 Updates

Visit our Covid-19 page for specific Covid regulatory updates.
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