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Potential Processing Delays for Financial Aid Due to Calculation Error

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Education Department (ED) said it has discovered a calculation error in student financial aid applications sent to colleges this month and will need to reprocess them, potentially continuing delays for college applications.

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No Increased Funding Proposed for New Jersey Community Colleges

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Aaron Fichtner Educators, college administrators and students say the governor’s proposed FY25 budget reduction — flat funding from FY24 — could negatively affect students and the higher education community.

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Higher Ed Organization Leaders to Form Task Force to Address Financial Aid Confusion

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Ted Mitchell Higher ed institutions often use different terminology and guidelines when providing financial aid information. The “Paying for College Transparency Initiative” seeks to improve clarity, accuracy, and consistency of student financial aid offers.

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Cardona Calls for FSA Changes, But Experts Say the Damage is Done

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Trust needs to be rebuilt between the FSA, institutions, families and students they serve, said Jill Desjean, director of policy analysis at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).

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LETHERIO ZEIGLER

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Letherio Zeigler Letherio Zeigler has been named financial aid director at Savannah Technical College in Georgia. He served as director of student financial aid at Mississippi Valley State University.

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Senators Concerned About FAFSA Form Error Harming Students in Mixed-Status Families

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Senators Alex Padilla of California and Bernie Sanders of Vermont in a letter to Education Secretary Dr. Miguel A. Padilla and Sanders, who is also chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, led 24 Senators in urging U.S.

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Higher Ed Institutions Garner $58B Through Philanthropy in FY23

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The survey found that much of the endowed support was targeted by donors to fund student financial aid, academic divisions, and faculty and staff compensation. That is more than double these gifts’ weight in 2022, when seven such contributions accounted for 1.8% of the total.