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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


Member Spotlight

2021 Student Financial Services Award

Judith N. Flink received this NACUBO Award for her career-long dedication to the student financial services profession and student aid advocacy efforts.

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Judith Flink

News

Student-Athlete NIL Compensation May Impact Federal Aid Dollars

November 12, 2021

The Education Department’s Federal Student Aid Office is weighing in on the issue of student-athlete name, image and likeness compensation and its potential impact on federal aid dollars for students.


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  • November 12, 2021

    AACRAO and Lumina Foundation Report Examines the Use of Holds

    Holds for registration and official transcripts are often used by institutions to motivate students to take a required action. While most holds are resolved, a newly released report looks at practices at 14 colleges and universities and begins a conversation on their use and impact on students and institutions.

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  • October 19, 2021

    2021 NACUBO Student Financial Services Benchmarking Report Released

    New data indicate electronic student payments and credit balance refunds have continued to increase during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also provides benchmarking data on several other measures, including: student account and loan receivables; third-party payments; staffing; and expenditures for student financial services.

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Press Releases

  • August 09, 2021

    National Profile of Higher Education Chief Business Officers Released

    Survey shows the CBO role is diversifying, with room for continued improvement

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Research

  • November 17, 2021

    Tuition Discounting Study Glossary and Help Text

    Help text for the Tuition Discounting Study (TDS) survey questions and definition of key terms in the annual Tuition Discounting Study

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Upcoming Programs

  • August 11, 2021

    Financial Offices in Higher Ed: Are YOU an Easy Target?

    Partner Webcast | December 7, 2021 | 1–2pm ET

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