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. 


Collaboration Between Records and Financial Aid: It Is Possible!

October 19, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 2-3 p.m. ET 

Increased financial aid regulations are driving academic and student process requirement changes, which requires student services departments to collaborate. Loma Linda University will address three ways the offices of University Records and Financial Aid have collaborated for the benefit of the institution and the student: (1) enrollment reporting, (2) non-term registration, and (3) program withdrawal. Come hear the process of working together and creating a system that is compliant with regulation requirements and beneficial for the student. 

Presenter: Verdell Schaefer, Director of Financial Aid, Loma Linda University

Verdell has 21 years of experience in financial aid, 16 of those years as Director of Financial Aid at Loma Linda University. Her experience gives her the ability to navigate the intricate world of financial aid with apparent ease (although if you ask her she will tell you there is nothing easy about financial aid!). She is always on the lookout for new requirements and has ensured that LLU maintains compliance with new regulations through communication with colleagues and administration.

Presenter: Erin Seheult, Director of University Records, Loma Linda University

With over 13 years of experience in the world of admissions, marketing, and records at Loma Linda University Erin has learned there is more to student records than just records. She endeavors to create and streamline systems to provide service to students, faculty, and staff and collaborates with colleagues to ensure that compliance with regulations is maintained. The most important lesson she has learned is that the team is the most valuable asset to any process.