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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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  • April 29, 2019

    What Did I Miss in Washington? April 16-29, 2019

    In this edition: The VA increases Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, ED calls for clear communications to students, and more.

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  • April 15, 2019

    What Did I Miss in Washington? April 2-15, 2019

    In this edition: Congress holds hearings on HEA priorities, the FTC proposes new IT security requirements, 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

  • May 29, 2019

    Reconsidering Tuition Discounting Strategies

    An overview of the 2018 Tuition Discounting Study

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  • June 25, 2019

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

    The latest from the federal affairs team.

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