Federal Student Aid Debit Card Pilot Program-The Good and the Bad

In January 2018 a notice posted on the federal register announced that the Department of Education plans to launch a pilot program for a Federal Student Aid payment card to facilitate the refund of FSA funds, along with other funds originated by schools. The pilot program includes the FSA payment card, which would act much like a…

Financial Literacy Symposium

The Financial Literacy Symposium event held on October 18th was a success!  

Equifax Breach-Now What?!?!?

  The recent Equifax data breach, which lasted from mid-May through the end of July 2017, impacted 143 million American consumers. If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance your information was compromised. As a result, many students and parents may be hesitant to put their sensitive personal information on the FAFSA or…

Major Changes for 2018-2019 FAFSA

          October is here and that means it is almost time to start thinking about 2018-2019 school year. The Department of Education made some major changes to FAFSA and how it will be processed. Below are those changes:  Secure Connections across Federal Web sites and Web services  Internal Revenue Service (IRS)…

Recent News

  • MASFAA Access Inclusion Diversity Spring Symposium

    posted on March 31, 2018

    Check out the Spring Symposium sponsored by MASFAA’s AID committee on May 16. The morning panel of experts will talk about homeless and unaccompanied youths and the afternoon panel will discuss microaggressions. Are you aware of your own implicit bias? Be sure to login and go to your events tabs to register for this important…

  • Spending bill good for student aid?

    posted on March 31, 2018

    President Signs Omnibus Spending Bill Boosting Funds for Student Aid, Research http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/President-Signs-Omnibus-Spending-Bill-Boosting-Funds-for-Student-Aid-Research.aspx

Events

  • Jun14

    MASFAA Support Staff Workshop

    This workshop is designed for administrative staff and individuals who provide support and customer service to your financial aid office.  The topics for our day's event will be focused around communicating with students and families.