Tuesday, February 9, 2016

2/9/2016 #FAchat - Promoting FAFSA Completion

February is Financial Aid Awareness month and a month in which many schools begin preparing for the next financial aid year. With PPY beginning in less than 8 months, FAA's joined in on this chat to discuss how you can best put together a campaign to get your students to file early before we have to turn around and do it all over again.

Enjoy reading through today's discussion and feel free to contribute your own thoughts with the hashtag FAchat any time.

Next month's #FAchat will be held on Tuesday, March 8th, from 12-1 p.m. CST. Topic will be announced closer to the date.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

12/8/2015 #FAChat - FSA Training Conference 2015 (#FSATC2015) Debrief

Yesterday was a debrief of the Federal Student Aid Training Conference that was held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV from December 1st - 4th.  Even for those not in attendance there was an active hashtag #FSATC2015 to follow.  So, those for that were at the conference and those watching at home - what were the highlights, new info learned, and next steps for moving forward?

See our discussion from yesterday and feel free to join in on the #FAChat discussion at any time!

The next #FAChat is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12th from 12 - 1 pm CST - Topic TBD.  Topic suggestions always welcome!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

1/13/15 #FAchat Transcript: Financial Aid & the 114th Congress

Yesterday was our first chat of the new year! Last week, the 114th Congress began its tenure and it looks like 2015 has started out with a lot of higher education discussion! We chatted about what the 114th Congress might have in store for us, from College Ratings to FAFSA Simplification to free community college! Higher Education Reauthorization is also slated at some point within the next couple of years! Lots going on! See our discussion from yesterday and feel free to join in on the #fachat discussion at any time!

Also, don't miss the State of the Union address next Tuesday, January 20, at 9pm ET.