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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

SFS Regulations   ED Regulations   ED Archives

Contact

Bryan Dickson

Director, Student Financial Services and Educational Programs

202.861.2505


NACUBO Awards

Student Financial Services Award Recipient

Doug Schantz is a consummate leader and strong advocate for financial literacy education. In his role as director of the office of student accounts and through his dedication to volunteer work, Doug has made a major impact on the field of student financial services, Wittenberg University, and the community at large.

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Doug Schantz

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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  • March 27, 2020

    What the Coronavirus Stimulus Means for Student Aid

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provides student aid support through numerous provisions.

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  • March 23, 2020

    ED Provides New COVID-19 Student Aid Guidance

    The Department of Education has added an FAQ on how to comply with Title IV policies when students are impacted by the coronavirus, including implications for room and board refunds.

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Business Officer

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Student Financial Services Council

NACUBO members can contribute, participate and volunteer in many ways.

Press Releases

  • January 30, 2020

    U.S. Educational Endowments Report 5.3 Percent Average Return in FY19

    Nearly half of endowment withdrawals fund student financial aid

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Research

  • January 28, 2020

    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 freshmen and all undergraduates who attend private, nonprofit (independent) colleges and universities.

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