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Financial aid improvements

We’re shortly to release some improvements to Financial Aid that we thought merited a heads-up:

  • The aid application student view gives students a couple new tools. In the section where students can accept and reject aid award offers, they can now decrease the loan amount they wish to accept. Additionally, each award includes estimated disbursement dates.
  • We’ve added a couple new ways to catch mismatches between the enrollment status on a student’s aid application and the student’s actual enrollment. There’s a mismatch indicator on the Aid Applications report to help you spot such students. Additionally, financial aid users can opt-in to receive emailed alerts of such mismatches.
  • Financial Aid > Reporting now includes a FISAP report that lets you export the raw data.
  • The built-in Stafford Loan has been renamed Direct Loan, to better comport with what it has been called for, oh, the past five years.

These improvements, plus some behind-the-scenes upgrades, should be going live in the wee hours of March 9, 2017.