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. 


Best Practices: Gender Identity/Expression in Admissions and Campus Life

March 7, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 2-3 PM ET 

Join us for a conversation on common practices for admissions and campus life for transgender and non-conforming students. The discussion will focus on examples within Higher Education, the overall policies that govern these processes, and how said policies were created, then implemented. 

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Presenter: Jacqueline Carter, Registrar and Student Affairs at Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School

A native of St. Louis, Jacqueline Carter has had the honor to work in the higher education industry for a number a years. Prior to working as the Registrar and Student Affairs Advisor at Olin Business School, she was the Assistant Registrar at the School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis after serving as a Personnel Action Specialist with the United States Army Reserves. She is driven by the purpose of making sure all individuals have access and equity within any environment and that setting is inclusive and allows one to thrive to their fullest potential. Jacqueline earned her MBA from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO. She has served on a number of University committees and currently serves as Vice President at Large of AACRAO's Board of Directors.

Presenter: Arlene Cash, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Guilford College

Arlene Wesley Cash, with over 25 years of professional experience as an enrollment leader, is Guilford College’s vice president for enrollment management. Prior to joining Guilford, Arlene served as the chief enrollment officer at a number of institutions including the University of the Pacific, Spelman College, and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.  

Her work at Brandeis and Boston University as the Associate Director of Admissions was focused on the recruitment of students of color and as the director of admissions at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, she was instrumental in increasing the diversity, quality and geographic breadth of their entering class for 5 years.  

She has published articles about affordability and access in college admissions and has made numerous public presentations at professional meetings and been interviewed on NBC’s “Today” show and NPR’s “Talk of the Nation.”

Arlene Cash earned a master of arts in philosophy from Kent State University and a bachelor degree with majors in English and philosophy from Keuka College (N.Y.) She is working on her doctoral degree at the University of Georgia in higher education leadership.

Presenter: Corey Sjoquist, Director of Admissions, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Corey Sjoquist has served as the Director of Admissions at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse since 2012. He has worked in various roles within the UW-La Crosse Admissions Office after starting as an admissions counselor in 1996. He was recently involved with adding a gender identity question to the University of Wisconsin System application for admission. Corey earned both his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and his master’s degree in College Student Development and Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. 

Moderator: James Miller, Director of Admissions, University of Washington Bothell

James Miller is the Director of Admissions at the University of Washington Bothell. He has worked in the admissions profession for 11 years and has served at Oregon State University, University of San Francisco, and University of Puget Sound. James brings a passion for the inclusive mission of higher education and the development of recruitment and enrollment plans that open the doors as widely as possible to those who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. James received Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Psychology from Oregon State University. He has served in leadership positions in state, regional and national professional organizations.