2017 - 2018 FAFSA

(Early FAFSA/Prior Prior Year)

The 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) season will begin earlier than previous FAFSA application cycles

fafsa calendar information

Beginning on Oct. 1, 2016, students will be able to fill out the FAFSA for the 2017–18 school year. (In the past, they had to wait until January 1). In addition, applicants will no longer need to estimate income and tax information and will be able to retrieve their data directly from the IRS, right from the first day the FAFSA is available. Students also will have information about their Expected Family Contributions earlier, helping them as they’re going through the college application and selection process. 


Applying FERPA in Real Life Settings

June 15, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016  2:00-3:00pm ET  

We think we understand the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) until we are tested by specific real-life situations. AACRAO is offering a highly interactive webinar session with LeRoy Rooker, AACRAO Senior Fellow and Dr. Celeste Taber, University Registrar, Oklahoma State University that will allow participants of the webinar to use “survey polling” to share how they would interpret and apply FERPA in realistic scenarios.

Presenter: LeRoy Rooker, Senior Fellow, AACRAO 

LeRoy Rooker, former director of the U.S. Department of Educations Family Policy Compliance Office and AACRAO Senior Fellow, is the nations leading expert on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a comprehensive federal law that provides privacy protections for student education records. Mr. Rooker served for 21 years as director of FPCO and is well known throughout the higher education community because of his extensive outreach while at the Department.

Presenter: Dr. K. Celeste Taber, University Registrar, Oklahoma State University

Dr. K. Celeste Taber serves as University Registrar at Oklahoma State University and was Chair of the AACRAO Federal Compliance Committee 2014-15 and 2015-16. Her Ph.D. is in educational psychology, and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees are in mathematics. Previous professional positions include directing a bureau for social research and serving as honors college assistant director. She also has extensive teaching experience, ranging from college to middle school levels.