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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

Charmaine Daniels, associate vice president of student financial services at Morehouse College, strives to pay forward the encouragement she received as a young student financial services staffer, emphasizing the importance of professional development for her teammates and freely offering her expertise to colleagues at other institutions.

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Charmaine Daniels

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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  • April 02, 2021

    IRS Revises 1098-T Guidance on Emergency Grants to Students

    Following advocacy from NACUBO, the IRS has clarified that colleges and universities will not need to separately track or note emergency grants to students for purposes of 2021 Form 1098-T reporting, nor should they issue Forms 1099-MISC.

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  • March 08, 2021

    ED’s FSA Partner Connect Sets March Debut Date

    The portal, expected to be available on March 28, will provide easier access to more than 15 existing FSA websites currently used by partners, including higher education institutions, state agencies, third-party servicers, private collection agencies, and loan servicers. It also will replace the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website.

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Student Financial Services Council

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Press Releases

  • September 18, 2020

    NACUBO Applauds IRS and Treasury for Reasonable Approach to Problematic Endowment Tax

    The IRS and the Department of the Treasury released final rules for the endowment excise tax and took a measured approach to an otherwise misguided levy on certain private colleges and universities.

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Research

  • March 29, 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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Upcoming Programs

  • April 20, 2021

    NACUBO Endowment Master Class Series

    February 9–May 18, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:00pm ET | See Schedule for Full Session Details

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