Monday, August 29, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
- This week, both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate are in recess. Lawmakers will return to legislative business on Tuesday, September 6, after the completion of the extended Congressional recess.
- On Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) releases An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026. CBO’s most recent budget projections can be found in Updated Budget Projections: 2016 to 2026, which was released in March. CBO's most recent economic projections can be found in The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026, which was released in January.
- Wednesday is the deadline for public comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed regulations on state authorization of distance education programs and foreign campus locations. The regulation requires distance education providers to follow state laws governing how they become authorized to offer courses and programs to students in states other than where they are located. Comments should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Twas the week before the registration and all through my brain
Are visions of student files that need financial aid.
And I, with insomnia and my team all stressed out,
Continue to smile but cry inside, no doubt.
When on the phones there becomes such a clatter,
We hide under our desk because we don’t want to know what’s the matter.
When what to our wondering eyes should appear –
An email! From a student who thanks us.
“My Pell Grant, my HOPE, you all are so great! You processed my file even though I was late!”
The wonder! The awe! Could this really be?
A happy student– yippee! Yippee!!
And my heart exclaims as the phone rings with another call,
“Now graduate, graduate, GRADUATE all!!”
Poem by Phillip Hawkins – a SASFAA Colleague
Thursday, August 4, 2016
The Board Seeks Your Input!Beginning on Saturday, Aug. 6, the 2016-2017 SASFAA Executive Board will hold its first board meeting in beautiful Biloxi, Mississippi, the location of our 2017 conference. As it meets to review the budget for 2016-2017, makes plans for trainings to be held throughout the year, etc., it wants your opinions. What do you want to see from SASFAA this year? What do you really like that we should continue to support and fund? What could make our events and trainings even more successful? We want to hear from you.
As the board meeting concludes on Monday, Aug. 8, the Conference Committee will begin its first meeting for the year. As it tours the conference and hotel facilities, works on session development, etc., your input is wanted! What do you want to see at the 2017 Conference? What ideas would make this conference the best yet? We want to hear from you.
Please send any and all input, ideas, suggestions, brainstorms, and/or critiques to our President, Marian Dill, email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for taking time to share your ideas. SASFAA is the strongest when we have active, vocal, and supportive members. We hope to see you soon. Have a great remainder of the week and weekend.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
ECMC Board of Directors appoints Jan Hines president and CEO of Educational Credit Management Corporation
Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) announced that its board of directors... Read more >August 1, 2016 — Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) announced that its board of directors has appointed Jan Hines president and chief executive officer of ECMC effective Aug. 1. Hines will oversee the management and coordination of all Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) and guaranty agency program activities for ECMC. She also will spearhead efforts to expand social impact programs in the communities where ECMC has operations centers.
"Jan has built an impressive record of success across all phases of her career and especially at ECMC," said Dave Hawn, president and CEO of ECMC Group. "Her operational expertise and tactical experience, as well as her dedication to students and borrowers, has and will continue to prove invaluable for our organization as we remain committed to serving our constituencies as a leader in educational services."
ECMC, an affiliate of ECMC Group, is a nonprofit company that serves as a student loan guaranty agency for the administration of FFELP, and also sponsors programs to help students and families plan and pay for college.
"I am thrilled to serve in this role where I will continue to enhance ECMC's offerings to students and borrowers while supporting our mission to help students succeed," Hines said.
Hines joined ECMC in 1994 when it was established and since then has led the conversion of portfolios from agencies in Virginia, Oregon, Connecticut, California, and Tennessee resulting in a timely transition of resources and uninterrupted services for borrowers, schools, lenders and servicers. She has worked in the student loan industry since 1988.
Hines currently serves on the board of directors of the National Council of Higher Education Resources.