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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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U.S. Department of Education Resources

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SFS Regulations   ED Regulations   ED Archives

Contact

Bryan Dickson

Director, Student Financial Services and Educational Programs

202.861.2505


Member Spotlight

2021 Student Financial Services Award

Judith N. Flink received this NACUBO Award for her career-long dedication to the student financial services profession and student aid advocacy efforts.

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Judith Flink

News

2019 NACUBO Student Financial Services Benchmarking Report Released

October 02, 2019

This year's results show student payments and credit balance refunds are increasingly handled electronically. The report also provides benchmarking data on student account and loan receivables, third-party payments, staffing, and expenditures for student financial services.


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  • October 19, 2021

    2021 NACUBO Student Financial Services Benchmarking Report Released

    New data indicate electronic student payments and credit balance refunds have continued to increase during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also provides benchmarking data on several other measures, including: student account and loan receivables; third-party payments; staffing; and expenditures for student financial services.

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  • September 03, 2021

    ED Shares Details on New Borrower Defense Policy

    When considering approved borrower defense to repayment claims, the Department of Education will now apply a presumption of full relief as the starting point and will reduce the amount of relief offered, if warranted, by evidence provided by a school, a borrower, or other sources.

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Press Releases

  • August 09, 2021

    National Profile of Higher Education Chief Business Officers Released

    Survey shows the CBO role is diversifying, with room for continued improvement

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Research

  • October 13, 2021

    NACUBO Student Financial Services Benchmarking Report

    The annual Student Financial Services (SFS) Benchmarking Report examines trends in student financial services operations, staffing, and SFS operating budgets at NACUBO member colleges and universities.

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    2021 Global Operations Forum

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