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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 pointers masfaa conference 2012 oxford ms

Policy PointersMASFAA Conference 2012Oxford, MS

Brett Barefoot – University of Mississippi

topics for today s discussion
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 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
Challenges
  • TIME!!!
  • Getting Started
  • Organization
  • Realistic Goals
available resources
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

implementing a plan
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
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
p p manual vs p p for the public
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
Brett Barefoot

Office of Financial Aid

University of Mississippi

257 Martindale Student Services Center

University, MS 38677-1848

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