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MDHE and State Updates. Presented by: Jim Matchefts, Assistant Commissioner and General Counsel Leroy Wade, Assistant Commissioner. Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel March 9, 2007. Agenda: Missouri News and Updates. Commissioner and staff updates

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Mdhe and state updates

MDHE and State Updates

Presented by:

Jim Matchefts, Assistant Commissioner and General Counsel

Leroy Wade, Assistant Commissioner

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007


Agenda missouri news and updates
Agenda: Missouri News and Updates

  • Commissioner and staff updates

  • Loan program advisory committees

  • Default Fee updates

  • Default rates announced

  • Missouri legislative updates

  • State aid administrative rule changes

  • The latest from the State SFA Committee

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007


Mdhe staff announcements
MDHE Staff Announcements

  • Dr. Robert Stein appointed commissioner effective December 16, 2006

  • Other staff at MASFAP for the first time

  • MDHE staff contribution to MASFAP scholarship fund

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007


Rumors and myths dispelled
Rumors and Myths Dispelled

  • Fact or fiction: “The MDHE doesn’t offer training and speaker services other than its once a year fall workshops.”

    • Fiction!

    • Fact: The MDHE offers speakers bureau services and customized training upon request on a variety of subjects.

    • . . . AND, it’s free!

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007


Advisory committee recommendations
Advisory Committee Recommendations

  • Two meetings conducted in January

  • MDHE should:

    • Remain Missouri focused, including a focus on state and local legislation and compliance issues

    • Expand its training services while keeping training free

    • Maintain and expand its focus on outreach and early awareness

  • Next meetings scheduled for June

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007


Mdhe default fee subsidy updates
MDHE Default Fee Subsidy Updates

  • About 94% of MDHE’s guarantees received an FDF subsidy to date

    • Lender code list: http://www.dhe.mo.gov/defaultfeelist.shtml

  • Close to $4 million has been added to reserve fund, which is used to buy defaulted loans

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007


Ffy05 draft default rates
FFY05 Draft Default Rates

  • Federal loan program participants received draft FFY05 CDRs in February

    • MDHE’s final 2004 CDR was 4.73%

    • Draft 2005 CDR is 4.26%

      • 2004 national average 5.1%

      • 2005 national average is estimated at 4.9%

  • 2006 trigger rate: 2.18%

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007



Missouri senate bill 389
Missouri Senate Bill 389

  • Senator Gary Nodler of Joplin introduced on January 29

  • First public hearing January 31

  • Voted “do pass” by Senate Higher Education Committee February 7

  • Currently on Senate Informal Calendar

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007


Bill highlights
Bill Highlights

  • Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program; repeal of Gallagher and College Guarantee

  • State need-based aid may not exceed the COA

  • Transfer of credit for entry level courses in certain subject areas

  • Higher Education Student Funding Act

  • Expansion of CBHE authority

  • Lewis and Clark Discovery Initiative

  • Approval of out-of-state public institutions

  • Joint Committee on Education

  • Public Higher Education Accountability

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007


Rumors and myths dispelled1
Rumors and Myths Dispelled

  • Fact or fiction: “The MDHE is requiring private/independent colleges and universities to pay an administrative fee in order to continue participating in the Missouri state aid programs.”

    • Fiction!

    • Fact: The MDHE has sent several communications regarding Fast Track Implementation for the new grant program, if signed into law

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007


Fast track implementation updates
Fast Track Implementation Updates

  • Implementation costs estimated at $207,000

  • Letter sent December 29 to Missouri institutions’ presidents requesting contributions

    • Contributions would be refunded if implementation appropriation is passed

    • Contributions are completely optional

  • Follow up emails sent January 16 and March 5

  • Tier Technology contracted on February 23 to assist with FAMOUS changes

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007


Other missouri legislation
Other Missouri Legislation

  • H.B. 250 – would double Bright Flight from $2,000 to $4,000

  • S.B. 362 – would create a new need-based program, repeal Gallagher & College Guarantee, and double Bright Flight awards

  • S.B. 430 – would create the Smart Start Scholarship Program

  • H.B. 612 – would expand the Vietnam Veteran’s program

  • Higher education appropriations

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007


For missouri legislative updates
For Missouri Legislative Updates . . .

  • Visit the MDHE’s website weekly

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007


Mdhe digest articles
MDHE Digest Articles

  • January 2007: Update on Fast Track Implementation of Proposed Single Need Based Program

  • February 2007: Missouri Senate Bill 389

  • March 2007 will also feature an update article

    • March issue should be available next week

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007


Mdhe e distribution messages
MDHE E-Distribution Messages

  • Bright Flight funding status (2/22/2007)

  • Technology changes affecting FAMOUS (2/2/2007)

    • Microsoft Vista operating system

    • Extended daylight savings time hours

  • Higher education bill introduced (1/31/2007)

  • 2006-07 Marguerite Ross Barnett funding status (1/31/2007)

  • State need-based aid packaging (1/25/2007)

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007



Rumors and myths dispelled2
Rumors and Myths Dispelled

  • Fact or fiction: “Although the Missouri state aid programs will now have a renewal criteria requiring a CGPA of 2.5, students will have a brief ‘grace period’ to allow time for them to bring up their grades, if necessary.”

    • Fact!

    • The new CGPA requirement will be implemented for the 08-09 academic year

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007


Administrative rule changes requested
Administrative Rule Changes Requested

  • Changes published in the Missouri Register dated February 15, 2007

    • 2.5 CGPA renewal criteria for Bright Flight, Ross Barnett, and Gallagher

    • Ross Barnett program enrollment status change to include half-time and three-quarter time

  • 30 day public comment period

  • Changes expected to be effective July 30, 2007

    • New CGPA requirement will be implemented for 2008-09

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007


State aid student communications
State Aid Student Communications

  • Bright Flight

    • Award letter (new recipients)

    • No PSI letter (no school choice listed)

    • Renewal letter

  • State Aid Programs Application Status Letter

  • These communications will include:

    • New 2.5 CGPA renewal criteria

    • July 31st FAFSA correction deadline

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007



State aid totals 2006 07
State Aid Totals 2006-07

  • As of Thursday, 3/1/2007

    • 21,110 students have received state aid funds

    • $37.3 million disbursed

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007


State sfa committee ssfac
State SFA Committee (SSFAC)

  • Fast Track Implementation issues

  • Rule development for and implementation of Access Missouri

  • Merit-based student financial assistance

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel

March 9, 2007


Questions
Questions?

3515 Amazonas Drive

Jefferson City, MO 65109-5717

(800) 473-6757

(573) 751-3940

Fax: (573) 751-6635

www.dhe.mo.gov


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