Student Financial Aid (SFA) Consulting

Simplify SFA staffing and compliance challenges — and reduce costs while you’re at it.

CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) listens to your college or university’s one-of-a-kind needs, then pairs them with a right-sized package of outsourced student financial aid professionals and capabilities.

What’s on your mind?

  • Competing for the limited pool of competent and knowledgeable SFA program directors and professionals
  • Properly compensating SFA directors amid tightening budgets
  • Complying with complex federal Title IV program regulations
  • Avoiding penalties or repayment of funds due to noncompliance

A unique approach

Your higher education institution is under growing pressure to do more with less — all while student financial aid regulations become more stringent and complex, and the competition for high-quality SFA professionals intensifies. Our outsourced SFA services could very well be the simple answer to your college or university’s pressing in-house needs.

Our outsourced student financial aid professionals can administer your programs and reporting so that you can focus on value-added and revenue-generating activities. We help you stay compliant while reducing costs — in whatever portions you need or your budget allows. Outsourcing the financial aid process gives you access to a team of well-trained individuals who know what it takes to comply with and manage the many different and complicated facets of financial aid regulations.

Outsourced student financial aid services

  • Common origination and disbursement (COD) processing
  • Consumer information compliance
  • Fiscal Operations and Application to Participate (FISAP) report completion
  • G5 drawdowns and student disbursements
  • Gainful employment reporting
  • National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) enrollment reporting
  • Policy and procedures manuals creation
  • Return to Title IV calculations
  • Satisfactory academic progress review
  • Student financial aid packaging
  • Title IV programs monthly reconciliations
  • Verification completion and document tracking