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

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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. 


Title IX: Overview and Select Campus Experiences

October 19, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

The focus on Title IX and campuses responses continues to evolve. Understanding what is covered and what it not, as well as understanding practical implementation tips are important. Learning about how other campuses have handled their implementations as well as specific situations can provide insight. This webinar will provide an overview of Title IX, recent evolving issues, and examples of a large and small campuses responses, as viewed from the desk of the registrar and Title IX offices.

Presenter: Ellen Eardley, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights and Title IX at the University of Missouri

Eardley, EllenEllen Eardley oversees the University of Missouri Office for Civil Rights and Title IX as well as the Office of Accessibility and ADA Education.  As the University’s Title IX Administrator, she serves as a member of the Provost’s staff and Chancellor’s Cabinet.  She advises university leaders on a variety of inclusion and equity topics such as elimination of sexual violence and development of strategic diversity initiatives.  

Previously, Ms. Eardley was a partner at Mehri & Skalet, PLLC, a law firm in Washington, DC, where she litigated and settled class action race and gender discrimination matters resulting in significant changes to corporate inclusion and diversity practices.  She began her career as an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the National Women’s Law Center, graduated first in her law school class from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, and earned an M.A. in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies from the University of Cincinnati. 

Ms. Eardley frequently guest lectures in the classroom and offers presentations across campus. She has taught classes to undergraduates and law students throughout her career, including as an adjunct professor at the American University Washington College of Law.

 Brenda Selman, University Registrar at the University of Missouri (Columbia)

BrendaBrenda Selman has served as the University Registrar at the University of Missouri (Columbia) since 2000. She is also the Student Information Systems Representative for the University of Missouri System. She is a member of this year's AACRAO Nominations and Elections Committee and past chair of the Federal Compliance Committee. She has served in numerous leadership roles within the MACRAO (Missouri Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions

Presenter: John-Herbert Jaffry, Registrar at Logan University

John JaffryJohn has been the Registrar at Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri for the past 5 years. Prior to John's current position he was at the College of the Siskiyous in Northern California and the Registrar at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.