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  1. Family DynamicsWhat defines a family- Presented by: Nathan R. Basford, Jr. The Florida State University Tallahassee, Fl.

  2. Objectives • How does society look at “family” today? • How does the federal government look at the “family today”? • How does states look at the “family” today ? • How do we as financial aid professionals work with students • and parents when talking about the “family”?

  3. What defines a “family” today?

  4. Traditional • Single Parent • Other

  5. Family Today

  6. State Views

  7. How do states look at the “Family” today? • Laws • Jurisdiction • Permits

  8. How does society look at “family” today? • The Defense and Marriage Act (DOMA) • The FASFA

  9. How does the federal government look at the family today?

  10. Federal Issues • Supreme Court Decisions

  11. Financial Aid Professionals:What can we do?

  12. Financial Aid Professionals • Professional Judgment • Education • Awareness • Financial Aid Folks can help put it all together

  13. Institutional • Possible professional judgment • State • Laws have to be reviewed and changed • Federal • Legislators must begin changing laws • Society • Change attitudes about the definition of “family” Issues Under Review

  14. Questions? • Contact Information: • Nathan Basford • nbasford@fsu.edu • 850.644.2675