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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 Spotlight

2022 Student Financial Services Award

Christine Blakney, senior managing director of Student Business Services at Texas Tech University, received the honor for her extensive contributions to her institution, the profession, and NACUBO.

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Christine Blakney

News

ED Extends Deadline for Mandatory Defaulted Perkins Assignments

May 6, 2022

Schools with Perkins Loans that have been in default for over two years will now have until June 30, 2023, to either assign the loans to the Department of Education or purchase the loans.


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  • March 24, 2022

    VA Updates 85/15 Reporting Requirements

    As the result of advocacy efforts by NACUBO and several other higher education associations, the Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced an extension for institutions to report their enrollment headcounts. The agency also updated the process for institutions to submit the information, eliminating manual data entry.

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  • March 7, 2022

    Income Share Agreements are Private Education Loans, ED Announces

    The clarification carries new requirements for higher education institutions and loan originators to ensure students receive accurate information and transparent processes.

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Business Officer

The Business Officer magazine is available at businessofficermagazine.org.

E-Learning

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Student Financial Services Council

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

Press Releases

  • May 19, 2022

    Tuition Discount Rates at Private Colleges and Universities Hit All-Time Highs

    New NACUBO analysis shows institutions with high admissions selectivity offer smaller discounts

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Research

  • May 26, 2022

    NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study (TDS) Benchmarking Tool

    The NACUBO TDS 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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Upcoming Programs

  • March 28, 2022

    Optimizing the Business Officer’s Role in the Accreditation Process

    June 28, 2022 | 2–2:30 pm ET | Online

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