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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



NACUBO Updates Guide to 1098-T Reporting

December 10, 2018

NACUBO’s new "Guide to Form 1098-T Information Reporting" offers a comprehensive reference and road map for all aspects of 1098-T preparation and replaces previous advisories.

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  • June 10, 2019

    What Did I Miss in Washington? May 29-June 10, 2019

    In this edition: Senator Warren probes the legality of income-share agreements, Senator Wyden introduces legislation in response to the recent admissions scandal, and more.

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  • May 28, 2019

    What Did I Miss in Washington? May 14-28, 2019

    The White House proposes an additional cut to the Pell Grant Program surplus, members of Congress show support for tax-exempt bonds, and more.

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Student Financial Services Council

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Press Releases

  • May 16, 2019

    NACUBO Selects 14 Higher Education Business Officers for Exclusive 2019-20 Fellows Program

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  • May 08, 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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  • August 05, 2009

    Cost of College Study

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Upcoming Events

  • June 25, 2019

    Legislative Lunchcast: A Washington Update from NACUBO (June 2019)

    The latest from the federal affairs team.

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  • June 28, 2019

    2019 System Business Officers Roundtable

    Roundtable for business officers serving at a system office or on a campus within a public system.

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