FAFSA

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. 

Webinars

Building Awareness of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): A Discussion Webinar

September 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2-3PM ET

Building Awareness of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): A Discussion Webinar

Adopted by the European Parliament in April 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) significantly expands personal privacy rights for EU residents and expands beyond the enforcement of its predecessor, the Data Protection Directive (DPD), by reaching to entities with no physical EU presence. Enforceable in May 2018, non-compliant institutions face substantial fines. This webinar will offer an overview of the regulation and will provide an opportunity for you to share your implementation concerns.

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Presenter: Mark McConahay, Vice Provost and Registrar at Indiana University - Bloomington

Mark McConahay, Vice Provost and Registrar at Indiana University - Bloomington; Mark attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, received a B.A. in Mathematics (1979) and Master of Science of Environmental Science (1984) and never left. He joined the Office of the Registrar in 1982 as an Analyst/Programmer, was the Associate Registrar of Systems from 1990-2011, and is now the Associate Vice Provost and Registrar. In addition to his work in the Office of the Registrar, Mark has presented at several conferences, received two EDUCAUSE Best practice Awards (then CAUSE), two CUMREC Best Paper Awards, contributed to books and articles, was a member of the 2002 EDUCAUSE program committee, and a member of the CUMREC Board of Directors.

Presenter: LeRoy Rooker, Senior Fellow at AACRAO

AACRAO Senior Fellow LeRoy Rooker is the nation's leading authority on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a comprehensive federal law that provides privacy protections for student education records. 

As the director of the Department of Education's Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) for 21 years, he administered laws and policies designed to help protect the rights of America's 58 million students. Mr. Rooker is well known in the postsecondary world because of his extensive outreach to the higher education community while at the Department of Education.  

Moderator: Julia Funaki, Associate Director, AACRAO International

Julia Funaki joined AACRAO in 1996, after working in international admissions and education services at American University, Ohio Wesleyan University and the University of Maryland at College Park.  She has been involved with NAFSA, AACRAO, TAICEP and other organizations, as author, presenter, committee member and chair. Julia serves on the faculty for the AACRAO Summer and Winter Institute.