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. 


Disciplinary Notations on Transcripts

June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 2-3 PM ET  

This webinar will be hosted by AACRAO. 

Based on growing interest by AACRAO members, new and proposed state and federal legislation, and a demand for increased accountability of colleges and universities, the Transcript Disciplinary Notations Work Group was established by AACRAO in April 2015. The group was charged to develop guidance for AACRAO members regarding the use of disciplinarynotations on transcripts for institutions that are considering the practice, or are required to do so by legislation. After releasing a draft for membership input in late February, the Work Group released the final report on June 7.

We hope that you will join the discussion of the final report recommendations, implications for institutions, and AACRAO next steps.

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Presenter: Kristi Wold-McCormick, University Registrar at University of Colorado & Chair of the Disciplinary Notations Work Group

Kristi Wold-McCormick has been registrar at the University of Colorado Boulder since June 2014. In her leadership role, Kristi focuses on student privacy, data security and stewardship, academic policy, scheduling, student academic services, academic record exchange and access, staff development, collaboration and communication. Prior to her role at Colorado, Kristi served as registrar of North Dakota State University (Fargo) for 12 years. Kristi is professionally involved at the state, regional and national levels. She has served on the Nominations and Elections Committee for the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, was chair for an AACRAO Professional Activities Committee and recently was named to the Program Committee. At the regional level, she is a past president of the Upper Midwest Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (UMACRAO), and currently is an active member of the Rocky Mountain Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (RMACRAO). Kristi has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from North Dakota State University and a Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota.  

Presenter: Brad Myers, University Registrar (Retired) at The Ohio State University, AACRAO Consultant

After serving nearly 20 years as the University Registrar, Brad Myers recently retired from Ohio State University. Prior to his time in the Registrar’s Office, Brad was the chief records and registration officer for the largest college at Ohio State, and previously served as the Coordinator for University Orientation. 

Within AACRAO, Brad served as President-Elect/President/Past President for the Association in 2013-2016, and previously served on the Board of Directors as the Vice President for Records and Academic Services. Brad has been an author and member of the editorial board for the 2001, 2006 and 2010 AACRAO FERPA Guides, and has made over 150 presentations at workshops and sessions at the state, regional and national level. Brad was recently honored with Honorary Membership from AACRAO, and is now working with AACRAO Consulting. Brad did all of his academic work at Ohio State: BS in Psychology, JD, and work on a PhD in Higher Education Administration.

Moderator: William Gil, Director of Government Relations at AACRAO

William Gil is the Director of Government Relations for the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO), where he manages and implements AACRAO’s public policy agenda and oversees federal government relations, legislative, policy and regulatory matters impacting the AACRAO membership. In this role, he provides information and strategic advice regarding developments in education policy and regulations relating to college admissions, records, student privacy, financial aid and other issues impacting higher education at the federal, state and local levels.