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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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  • November 13, 2020

    With Implications for Higher Education, A New Landscape in Washington Begins to Emerge

    NACUBO policy experts weigh in on how a Biden administration could change federal rules, policies, and priorities that affect the business of higher education.

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  • August 28, 2020

    ED Extends Deadline for Many COVID-19 Regulatory Flexibilities, Changes HEERF Reporting Deadlines

    The Department of Education recently announced that it will be extending most of the regulatory flexibilities related to the COVID-19 emergency. ED also announced decreased reporting frequency for HEERF emergency grants to students.

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Student Financial Services Council

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

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

  • November 18, 2020

    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

  • December 09, 2020

    SACUBO December Lunch & Learn

    Default to be set by NACUBO

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