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Federal Student Aid has released Volume 6 – Campus Based Programs of the 2019-2020 Federal Student Aid Handbook.  Click here to access the 2019-2020 Federal Student Aid Handbook

ConServe is a proud member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) and our team will be attending NACUBO's Student Financial Services Conference, March 22-24. Make sure you stop by our exhibitor booth, we welcome the opportunity meet with you and share information about ConServe. 

This educational conference covers the many policy, technical and management issues impacting student financial services operations on college and university campuses.  Click here to learn more about NACUBO and the SFS Conference

National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) recognizes the importance of cybersecurity and has shared Web and Cybersecurity Resources for informational purposes.  Click here to access the NCUA's Cybersecurity Resources

ConServe is proud member of COHEAO and our team will be attending the 2020 Annual Conference, being held in Washington D.C. - February 11-12. 

This conference is for financial services administrators on campus and their vendor partners.  Click here to register and learn more about COHEAO and their Annual Conference & Hill Day


For more than 35 years, COHEAO has served as the industry’s premier partnership of colleges, universities and organizations dedicated to promoting the Federal campus-based loan programs and addressing the most pressing issues in student financial services today. Driven by the demand for information and collaboration on the Perkins Loan Program, Student Financial Wellness and Student Financial Services, COHEAO provides opportunities for networking and professional development through its conferences, webinars and task forces, focusing on compliance, legislative and regulatory issues.

By advocating for the preservation and improvement of the campus-based programs, their membership is dedicated to providing greater access to students with need in achieving their goal of a higher education!

Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations (COHEAO) shared "Spark Note" regarding important advocacy material to help maintain Campus Based Servicing.  Click here to vist the COHEAO "Spark Notes"

The Department of Education (the Department) has provided information about the Federal Perkins Loan Revolving Fund Distribution of Assets and Timelines for 2019-2020.  Click here to read the electronic announcement

Federal Student Aid has shared that the 2020-2021 FAFSA® Form and myStudentAid Mobile app are avaiable.  The 2020-21 FAFSA cyle began on October 1 2019.  Click here to read the electronic announcement

The Department of Education (the Department) has provided access to the documents that represent the National Default Rate Briefing for 2016's offical CDR.  Click here to read the electronic announcement

The Department of Education (the Department) provided the 2016 official cohort default rate (CDR) notification packages to all eligible domestic and foreign schools.  Click here to read the electronic announcement

National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) shares approved rules from its eighth open meeting of 2019, including:

Final Payday Alternative Loans Rule Provides Greater Flexibility
Final Rules Simplifies, Clarifies Supervisory Committee Audits
Final Bylaws Rule Adopted
Strong Operating Trends Mark Share Insurance Fund Q2 Performance

Click here to read the Board Action Bulletin

The Department of Education (the Department) determined that it has the authority to reimburse institutions the institutional share of Perkins Loan Service Cancellations from the Perkins Fund.  Click here to read the electronic announcement

The Department of Education (the Department) has made the new FAA Tool Kit, available on the Federal Student Aid E-Training website.  This tool kit offers quick access to Federal Student Aid resources, reference guides, and training material.  Click here to read the Dear Colleague Letter

Volume 5 - Withdrawals and the Return of Title IV Funds of the 2019-2020 Federal Student Aid Handbook are now available.

To access the 2019-2020 Federal Student Aid Handbook, click here

National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) releases data on the financial performance of federally insured credit unions in the quarter ending June 30, 2019. To access the Q2 2019 Credit Union System Performance Data, click here

To access Volume 3 - Calculating Awards and Packaging of the 2019-2020 Federal Student Aid Handbook, click here

To access the 2019-2020 Federal Student Aid Handbook, click here

The charts show the variable interest rates applicable to the Federal Stafford, Federal SLS, Federal PLUS, and Federal Consolidation loan programs for the period July 1, 2019 –June 30, 2020. Click here for details 

The Department of Education has decided not to require a distribution of assets from the institution’s Perkins Fund for the 2018–19 Award Year. Click here to read more

In a notice dated May 23, 2019, FSA published information on “Interest Rates for Direct Loans First Disbursed Between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.” Click here for more

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently posted a blog outlining its Spring 2019 Rulemaking Agenda as part of the Spring 2019 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which is coordinated by the White House Office of Management and Budget. Click here for the full blog post

The Department of Education’s (ED) College Scorecard this week was updated to include program-level student debt data as well as new information on 2,100 additional postsecondary education options and more information on graduation rates. Click here the full announcement

As work continues to reach an agreement on standard terminology and format for financial aid offers, the U.S. Department of Education offered the following guidance on what schools should avoid when issuing financial aid offers. Click here to get the recommendations.

Congress passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act in May, 2018.  Additional amendments related to veterans' medical debts go into effect May 24, 2019.  Click to read more.

NCUA recently linked to an article discussing the CFPB's Release of their Small Entity Compliance Guide Summarizing the Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans Rule. Click to read more

The CFPB and FTC have published their annual Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) report to
Congress. The report, which the Bureau and FTC are statutorily required to produce, summarizes various
trends in debt collection in numerous markets. Click to read more

COHEAO and others have been talking to the Department of Education and Congress about the obligation under the Higher Education Act for the Department to reimburse institutions for their share of cancelled Perkins loans. Click to read more

Colleen Campbell, Director, Postsecondary Education for Center for American Progress joins NACUBO’s Bryan Dickson to talk about the Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid proposed payment vehicle and the myStudentAid app. Click to read more

CUNA has called on the CFPB to revise its rule to ensure credit unions are able to continue offering short-term, small-dollar lending options for members in need, and is currently analyzing the proposal. Read more

In this announcement, Federal Student Aid provides specific information to assist your school in reconciling the Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) Program. Click to read more

If you made federal student loan payments in 2018, you may be eligible to deduct a portion of the interest paid on your 2018 federal tax return. Click here to learn how these things can benefit you.


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