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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. 

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Bryan Dickson

Assistant Director, Advocacy and Student Financial Services



4 Takeaways From the College Board’s New Reports on Pricing and Financial Aid

November 18, 2019

Annual Trends reports demonstrate higher education’s efforts to address affordability and price sensitivity, with slowing tuition increases and more grant aid from institutions, among other findings.

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  • October 21, 2019

    New Borrower Defense Advisory Now Available

    New Department of Education borrower defense rules affect both public and private institutions. NACUBO’s guidance explains how to comply with the regulations.

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  • October 16, 2019

    VA to Change Invoice Processing for Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will move from a manual, paper-focused method to an online process that will allow schools to efficiently submit authorizations and invoices to VA for the Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program.

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Student Financial Services Council

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Press Releases

  • August 23, 2019

    Associations Release 6 Steps To Harness Analytics and Save Higher Education

    AIR, EDUCAUSE, and NACUBO collaborate on new statement for college and university leaders

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  • October 16, 2019

    NACUBO Benchmarking Tool

    The NACUBO Benchmarking Tool allows member institutions to compare their endowment, tuition discounting, and student financial services survey results against self-selected peer group averages.

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