Consultant Insights

What YOU need to know about FAFSA Simplification: A Guide for Financial Aid Administrators and Leaders

By Sharon Hassan, FAS Senior Consultant Upcoming changes represent a significant shift in financial aid, with the good-intentioned hope of streamlining the application process and making aid more accessible to students. The modifications are poised to reshape students’ eligibility for financial aid and the extent of these changes will depend on varying factors, including the […]

Leading Through Uncertain Times: An Interview with Robert Heil

By: FAS Staff   Robert Heil, CEO of Financial Aid Services, LLC (FAS) recently discussed five pivotal things about effectively leading during turbulent times.  In a recent interview with Authority Magazine, as part of the “Five Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective Leader During Turbulent Times” series, Heil shared valuable insights and experiences that […]

Getting Your Student Loan Discharged

By: Gary Byers, FAS Sr. Consultant   Borrower defense to repayment is a legal ground for discharging federal Direct Loans. According to the Department of Education , students and parents may have a borrower defense to repayment if your institution engaged in “certain misconduct related to the making of a federal loan or the educational […]

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