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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



Perkins Loan Program Expires, ED Provides Wind-Down Guidance

October 13, 2017

Despite bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress, the Federal Perkins Loan Program expired on September 30. If an institution made a disbursement of a Perkins Loan to an eligible undergraduate before October 1, the student may receive any subsequent disbursement of that loan through June 30, 2018.

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  • February 19, 2019

    What Did I Miss in Washington? February 5-19, 2019

    A key Senate chairman sets his sights on Higher Education Act reauthorization, bipartisan legislation to expand Section 127 employer-provided tuition benefits is introduced, and more.

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  • January 07, 2019

    What Did I Miss in Washington? December 11, 2018-January 7, 2019

    The government shutdown enters its third week, NACUBO seeks tax incentives for energy-efficient construction, a new law prohibits late fees charged to veterans, and more.

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Press Releases

  • March 14, 2019

    NACUBO Statement in Response to Senator Wyden’s College Admissions Scandal-Related Proposal

    Legislation that would diminish the ability of all colleges to provide quality higher education would be a severely misguided step in the wrong direction.

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  • July 30, 2018

    NACUBO Names New President and CEO

    Susan Whealler Johnston, Ph.D., is NACUBO’s first female CEO

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Upcoming Events

  • March 24, 2019

    2019 Student Financial Services Conference

    March 24-26 | New Orleans

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  • April 03, 2019

    Surviving and Thriving During Presidential Transitions

    How CBOs can foster smooth leadership transitions.

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