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Policy Pointers MASFAA Conference 2012 Oxford, MS. Brett Barefoot – University of Mississippi. Topics for Today’s Discussion. Why Policies and Procedures (P&P) are Important Challenges Involved with Creating and Maintaining P&P/P&P Manual Available Resources Implementing a Plan of Action

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Policy PointersMASFAA Conference 2012Oxford, MS

Brett Barefoot – University of Mississippi


Topics for Today’s Discussion

  • Why Policies and Procedures (P&P) are Important

  • Challenges Involved with Creating and Maintaining P&P/P&P Manual

  • Available Resources

  • Implementing a Plan of Action

  • Keeping the P&P Current

  • P&P Manual vs. P&P for the Public


The Importance of P&P

  • The Department of Education Says So

  • Consistency for YOUR Office of Financial Aid

  • A Resource for Students and their PARENTS

  • Benefits Other Offices on your Campus


Challenges

  • TIME!!!

  • Getting Started

  • Organization

  • Realistic Goals


Available Resources

http://ifap.ed.gov/qahome/qaassessments/makingofapandpmanual.html

http://www.nasfaa.org/products/p-n-p/Customizable_Policies___Procedures_Manual_Templates.aspx

http://www.mississippi.edu/riseupms/financialaid-state.php


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IFAP Screenshot


Implementing a Plan

  • Create a Committee

  • Schedule Weekly Meetings

  • Assign Sections

  • Research

    • Talking with experts in certain areas

    • Reading through the Federal Student Aid Handbook by visiting http://www.ifap.ed.gov/ifap/

    • Reach out to colleagues at other schools

    • Contact a fed (i.e. David Bartnicki)

  • Set Goals


Keeping the P&P Current

  • Conferences (i.e. FSA, NASFAA, SASFAA, MASFAA, etc…)

  • Webinars

  • Dear Colleague Letters

  • Listserv(s) (i.e. Bartnicki Bulletin)

  • Read the Federal Student Aid Handbook

  • Throughout Each Year Review your P&P


Policy Update Reminder


P&P Manual vs. P&P for the Public

  • Everything in your P&P Manual does not Need to be Displayed on your Website

    • Committee needs to make these decisions

    • May change from year-to-year

    • Information needs to be consistent

  • Though All of your P&P are Important, the Purpose of Some May Serve Different Goals for your Office


Brett Barefoot

Office of Financial Aid

University of Mississippi

257 Martindale Student Services Center

University, MS 38677-1848


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