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Student Financial Services

Student financial services (SFS) describes how colleges and universities provide students and families with finance-related services, such as applying for financial aid and paying a tuition bill, along with the associated business processes necessary to pay for college.

Compliance Issues

Resources for Student Financial Services Professionals

U.S. Department of Education Resources

Related Pages

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Bryan Dickson

Director, Student Financial Services and Educational Programs


NACUBO Spotlight

2022 Student Financial Services Award

Christine Blakney, senior managing director of Student Business Services at Texas Tech University, received the honor for her extensive contributions to her institution, the profession, and NACUBO.

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Christine Blakney


ED Releases New Set of Rules for Institutions Receiving Title IV Aid

November 4, 2022

The regulations address borrower defense to repayment, mandatory arbitration, interest capitalization on federal loans, closed school discharges, false certification discharges, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and total and permanent disability discharge.

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  • October 24, 2022

    CFPB, ED Look at Campus Banking Relationships Again

    In a recent report and subsequent guidance, institutions were reminded that they have a responsibility to protect their students when it comes to financial products and must comply with reporting and disclosure requirements. NACUBO has several resources to assist institutions.

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  • October 3, 2022

    CFPB Describes Transcript Holds as “Abusive”

    A recent report from the consumer watchdog calls on schools to discontinue blanket policies for withholding transcripts as a tool to force students to make payments. NACUBO plans to respond with a letter expressing concerns with the CFPB’s position.

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Student Financial Services Council

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Press Releases

  • November 21, 2022

    With $500,000 Grant, Higher Education Associations Will Help Colleges and Universities Accelerate Analytics Use

    Funding from the Gates Foundation will support student success efforts in a collaborative project from NACUBO, EDUCAUSE, and the Association for Institutional Research.

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  • November 10, 2022

    NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study

    The annual NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study (TDS) measures the institutional tuition discount rates and other indicators of institutional grant awards to first-time, full-time first year undergraduates and all undergraduates who attend private, nonprofit (independent) colleges and universities.

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