"Financial Aid Developments" provides information about the latest changes to federal student aid programs, including updates to the Federal Register, standard General Announcements and Dear Colleague Letters. Sign up to receive "Financial Aid Developments" availability notices each month at: http://dhe.mo.gov/mdhedigest/signup.php.

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Financial Aid Developments

For more information, contact Kim Slote, policy analyst for compliance and member of the Common Manual Policy Committee.

Compliance Update

The Missouri Department of Higher Education ensures compliance with the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP)* through the analysis and review of new legislation and existing regulatory manuals, guidance and documents. The Compliance Update provides information that can aid Missouri higher education institutions in complying with state and national mandates for student aid programs.

*Note: On March 30, 2010, federal legislation was signed into law removing the authority of FFELP guarantors like the MDHE to guarantee new loans after June 30, 2010. All federal student loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2010 must be made by the federal government through the Federal Direct Loan Program.