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We Are All Artists!

By Gaeble Jones – When I was little, I remember gathering my Crayola glitter crayons and taking them to the window so I could see them sparkle in the sunlight. I would carefully choose each color. Peanut butter mini bagels and orange tang fueled my overactive imagination. There was a sun in every top corner of my drawings, and it was never dark, or nighttime, in the places that I created on paper.

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Client Shout Out! Hair Expressions

As part of our Client Appreciation Series, we wanted to give a warm shout out to a long time client of ours, Hair Expressions! They’ve with us throughout the years, […]

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CONSTITUTION DAY IS (almost) HERE!

DID YOU KNOW – You may be required to implement a “Constitution Day” program? If Constitution Day falls on a Saturday, like it has in the past, the U.S. Department of Education recommends that educational institutions should observe the following week instead. Listed on the Department of Education’s website are many additional resources you can find about Constitution Day. There are also free lesson plans, online activities, and ideas for how your institution can participate!

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Title IV Aid Eligibility for Students with Defaulted Loans

Yesterday, ED released a Dear Colleague Letter with details of its Fresh Start Initiative which restores Title IV Aid eligibility to students who defaulted on federal loans prior to the start of the pandemic (March 13, 2020). You can find an overview of the program here.

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Life Moves Pretty Fast

By Caitlyn Murdock – This time last year we were putting the finishing touches on our road trip that would take us to Mount Rushmore. It was our first big trip since COVID. This trip amounted to 10 days of driving through 13 different states, a total of 4,729 miles! This marked my oldest children reaching their 30th state and my youngest reaching his 18th (he is catching up!).

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Changes to NSLDS Directly Impact Every Day Usage

On July 25, 2022, the Department of Education released Electronic Announcement: General-22-35 announcing that a modernized National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Professional Access website will be available for Federal Student Aid’s (FSA’s) professional partners. The enhanced website represents our continued commitment to improving customer experiences and outcomes by modernizing our technology, tools, and resources.

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