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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

Doug Schantz is a consummate leader and strong advocate for financial literacy education. In his role as director of the office of student accounts and through his dedication to volunteer work, Doug has made a major impact on the field of student financial services, Wittenberg University, and the community at large.

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Doug Schantz

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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  • April 23, 2020

    ED Announces Additional CARES Act Aid Disbursement Guidance

    The Department of Education shared information on how institutions can draw down their share of the emergency aid appropriated to colleges and universities in the Education Stabilization Fund and provided additional clarification on the requirements for grant aid for students.

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  • April 09, 2020

    ED Issues Guidance on Coronavirus Stimulus Funds for Emergency Grant Aid

    The Department of Education has announced it is ready to begin releasing more than $6 billion in CARES Act funds for colleges and universities to make emergency grants to students.

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Student Financial Services Council

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Press Releases

  • May 28, 2020

    Ascendium Education Group Awards NACUBO Planning Grant to Advance Student Success Efforts

    To develop an infrastructure for a multi-institution, multi-initiative process focused on student success at colleges and universities, NACUBO has been awarded a $1.1 million planning grant from Ascendium Education Group.

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Research

  • May 29, 2020

    Tuition Discounting Study Glossary

    Definition of key terms in the annual Tuition Discounting Study

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Upcoming Programs

  • June 11, 2020

    Unit-Level ROI: Increase the Impact of Strategic Resource Allocation

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