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Recent news and stories about HEAG and our financial aid consultants.

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September 29, 2017

From regional financial aid administrators’ seminars to events at your college, the fall conference season is upon us. Do you look forward to attending a conference or would you rather go to the dentist? I used to believe that either you were good at networkin …

August 23, 2017

HEAG’s Summer Newsletter is now online. It includes articles for financial aid professionals on: Summer Reading and the Dream Act New Year-Round Pell: How It’s Different This Time Around Student Loan Servicers, And Then There Was One Are You Using Social Media …

July 20, 2017

The Higher Education Assistance Group’s blog includes more than 200 articles on financial aid topics prepared by the Group’s expert financial aid consultants and systems analysts. Search by topic: Compliance Federal Student Aid Programs Technology File Review …

June 13, 2017

HEAG is pleased to welcome two new consultants to our staff of talented financial aid professionals, Jim Hinkel and Dorothy Gilliard. Jim Hinkel Originally from Philadelphia, Jim is a graduate of Penn State University and has been in higher education since 199 …

May 22, 2017

We share industry news and stories on Twitter throughout the week at @HEAG_INC. Here is a recap of our most recent tweets, focusing on topics of Title IV financial aid and higher education. 4/19/17 – HEAG’s Spring 2017 Newsletter for financial aid professional …

May 3, 2017

Please join us in welcoming Rhonda L. Smith to HEAG’s team of financial aid consultants. Rhonda has 23 years of experience in the higher education industry.  She started her career as an academic advisor and moved into financial aid in 2003. Starting as a fina …

May 2, 2017

On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017, the Higher Education Assistance Group held their annual training session for consultants and directors. It was an informative day with topics ranging from changes to the 2017-18 verification process to quality assurance and clie …

April 25, 2017

HEAG – Growing to Serve You Eileen Tucker joined HEAG in February after having served 22 years at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She started out in a clerical position, worked her way through the ranks in various student service offices, and was a …

April 19, 2017

HEAG’s Spring 2017 Newsletter for financial aid professionals is here! This issue includes: HEAG’s Consultants Share Their Favorite Commencement Memories HEAG ~ Growing to Serve You HEAG’s Annual Staff Training 7 Principles of Great Service Gainful Employment …

December 2, 2016

  HEAG has a full slate of conferences to attend over the next several months.  Please stop by our booth to introduce yourselves if you are joining us at any of these events.   NYSFAA- Exhibited at the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Asso …

November 18, 2016

We share industry news and stories on Twitter throughout the week at @HEAG_INC. Here is a recap of our most recent tweets, focusing on topics of Title IV financial aid and higher education. 10/24/16 – Looking for the latest info on #financialaid ED policies? T …

November 10, 2016

We are pleased to announce the following additions to our consultant staff…   Joshua Bordis, a member of the HEAG team since 2014, has now been appointed to the position of Senior Financial Aid Consultant/ Systems Analyst with HEAG. He has an expertise in …

October 31, 2016

HEAG’s Fall 2016 Newsletter is here. This issue includes: HEAG ~ Growing to Serve You Tech Talk Corner – 2017/2018 Has Begun! Gainful Employment Debt-to-Earnings – An In-Depth Look HEAG ~ Recent and Upcoming events Upcoming Changes to 2017-18 Verification Proc …

August 9, 2016

HEAG was proud to be a part of the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO) recent Spring 2016 Workshop held at the New School in New York City on June 15th, 2016.  The workshop topics included fund accounting, tax update, risk …

August 8, 2016

We share industry news and stories on Twitter throughout the week at @HEAG_INC. Here is a recap of our most recent tweets, focusing on topics of Title IV financial aid and higher education. 7/25/16 – A bill was introduced to try and eliminate the large tax bil …

August 3, 2016

This quarter’s employee spotlight is Dr. Erica Holmes…. Name: Dr. Erica Holmes Current Position: Financial Aid Consultant What do you enjoy most about your current position at HEAG? I enjoy the diversity of working with different institutions. Working in cul …

July 27, 2016

We share industry news and stories on Twitter throughout the week at @HEAG_INC. Here is a recap of our most recent tweets, focusing on topics of Title IV financial aid and higher education. 7/18/16 – A recap of HEAG attending the annual NASFAA Conference, “A H …

July 21, 2016

HEAG’s quarterly Newsletter reports on developments in the financial aid industry. Topics include administering Title IV aid efficiently and effectively, maintaining compliance, file review and verification, staffing solutions and technology tools. The Summer …

July 18, 2016

We share industry news and stories on Twitter throughout the week at @HEAG_INC. Here is a recap of our most recent tweets, focusing on topics of Title IV financial aid and higher education. HEAG has been very busy with the NASFAA Conference and returned last w …

July 18, 2016

“A Half Century Opening Doors to Educational Opportunity” July 10-13th, Washington D.C. The Higher Education Assistance Group was proud to be part of this year’s annual NASFAA conference in Washington D.C. from July 10th – 13th, 2016.  HEAG joined the estimate …

June 28, 2016

We share industry news and stories on Twitter throughout the week at @HEAG_INC. Here is a recap of our most recent tweets, focusing on topics of Title IV financial aid and higher education. 6/13/16 – Want to See If Our Compliance Experts Can Help Your School? …

June 13, 2016

Schedule a Time to Meet with our Compliance Experts We all know how hard it is to talk in the conference exhibit hall. Now you can schedule a time to meet with HEAG’s Executive Director, Colleen King during the off times at NASFAA 2016. From Title IV complianc …

June 6, 2016

We share industry news and stories on Twitter throughout the week at @HEAG_INC. Here is a recap of our most recent tweets, focusing on topics of Title IV financial aid and higher education. 6/1/16 – Showdown over Obama’s student-loan swan song Read more 6/2/16 …

June 3, 2016

HEAG is proud to be a part of the upcoming Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO) Spring 2016 Workshop taking place at the New School in New York City on June 15th, 2016. The workshop topics will include fund accounting, tax u …

May 31, 2016

We share industry news and stories on Twitter throughout the week at @HEAG_INC. Here is a recap of our most recent tweets, focusing on topics of Title IV financial aid and higher education. 5/16/16 – Discount rates rise yet again at private colleges and univer …

May 26, 2016

NASFAA 2016 National Conference The Higher Education Assistance Group (HEAG) is heading to Washington, DC to exhibit at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) 2016 conference. And the Winner is… Thank you to everyone who vo …

May 23, 2016

We share industry news and stories on Twitter throughout the week at @HEAG_INC. Here is a recap of last week’s tweets, focusing on topics of Title IV financial aid and higher education. 5/9/16 – Has someone in your office ever misfiled a W-2 in another student …

May 4, 2016

The Higher Education Assistance Group is proud to announce that we will once again be exhibiting at this year’s annual NASFAA conference in Washington D.C. from July 10th – 13th, 2016.  HEAG will be joining the estimated crowd of nearly 3000 student aid profes …

May 2, 2016

North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Spring 2016 NCASFAA Conference HEAG Consultant, Lisa Reichstein, enjoyed the timely and informative sessions at this year’s conference and talking with NC state officials and fellow aid adminis …

April 21, 2016

Picture this. It’s right before the first week of fall classes and you have prepped staff as much as possible for the incoming deluge of students to the campus. During their visit, they will be doing everything from registering for classes, moving into dorms a …

April 11, 2016

We share industry news and stories on Twitter throughout the week at @HEAG_INC. Here is a recap of last week’s tweets, focusing on topics of Title IV financial aid and higher education. 4/4/16 –  From #PLUSloan interest rate decreases to #Pellgrants needing to …

April 7, 2016

Meet Lisa Reichstein The Higher Education Consulting Group Consultant: Lisa Reichstein Current Position: HEAG Financial Aid Consultant Tell us a little about yourself. I have been in financial aid for 29 years, starting as a temporary file clerk and working my …

March 22, 2016

We share industry news and stories on Twitter throughout the week at @HEAG_INC. Here is a recap of last week’s tweets, focusing on topics of Title IV financial aid and higher education. 3/14/16 – #PriorPriorYear FAFSA Toolkit available for your campus, thanks …

February 9, 2016

On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016,  The Higher Education Assistance Group (HEAG) once again held their annual training conference in Newton, MA to keep their entire staff of financial aid consultants up to speed on all of the latest changes happening at the Dep …

January 22, 2016

Name: Judy Henderson Current Position: Financial Aid Consultant At HEAG for: 3 1⁄2 years, since summer 2012 Tell us a little about yourself…..I am originally from Dominican Republic where I grew up with my family; currently my hometown is Franklin, MA. Durin …

January 12, 2016

HEAG’s Winter 2016 Newsletter includes articles on the new Perkins Loan Bill, packaging 2016-2017 awards, “REPAYE”, and HEAG highlights from 2015. Sign up to receive HEAG’s newsletter via email.

November 17, 2015

Karyn Wright-Moore has been appointed Education Committee Chair for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Bergen/Passaic, NJ Chapter.  As Education Committee Chair, Karyn is responsible for leading the Committee in its efforts to develop and implemen …

November 17, 2015

HEAG is attending the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA) in Hyannis, MA on November 16 – 18, 2015. With the introduction of VERIFY , a premier remote verification service, HEAG is excited to be participating in the 2015 …

November 13, 2015

With the introduction of VERIFY, a premier remote verification service, HEAG is excited to be exhibiting in Atlantic City for the 2015 NJASFAA Conference. Make sure to stop by HEAG’s booth in the exhibit hall to learn about our Title IV compliance services and …

October 16, 2015

Growing to Better Serve You. As a full-service financial aid and higher education consulting firm, HEAG is always looking for ways to better serve our schools throughout the US. With this positive growth in mind, we are proud to introduce the newest member of …

August 14, 2015

This quarter’s consultant spotlight is Jane Alessi Domenico, a financial aid consultant with HEAG for over 15 years.   How long have you been in financial aid? I have been working in the financial aid industry for 28 years, back when FAFSA’s were complete …

July 9, 2015

Posted:  July 9, 2015 Here is what the Director of Financial Aid at Assumption College has to say about working with HEAG: “Assumption retained HEAG to provide remote verification during a period of transition for our Financial Aid department. The partnership …

May 26, 2015

Posted:  May 11, 2015 Growing to Better Serve You. Sarah Fevig Joins HEAG. As a full-service financial aid and higher education consulting firm, HEAG is always looking for ways to better serve our schools throughout the US. With this positive growth in mind, w …

February 12, 2013

HEAG presents at the 47th Annual EASFAA Conference “Make Way for EASFAA” May 7-10, 2013 Boston Park Plaza Boston, Massachusetts http://www.easfaa.org/docs/conference/2013/index.html Description: Making the Most of Your Financial Aid System Many financial aid o …

November 6, 2012

HEAG will be at the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA) this week, November 7-8th, Patriots Place in Foxboro, MA. We hope to see you there. Highlights are: Russ Romandini, Business Analyst and Senior Consultant with HEAG …