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. 


An Update on AACRAO's Transfer Student Initiatives

October 18, 2017

FREE (LIVE) webinar: Wednesday, October 18, 2-3PM ET

An Update on AACRAO’s Transfer Student Initiatives

This webinar will highlight some of the transfer student initiatives that AACRAO is currently working on, including a new Guiding Principles document for transfer credit and a Transfer Student Bill of Rights. 

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Presenter: Seth Marc Kamen, Director of Transfer and Prior Learning, Montgomery College

Mr. Kamen has been working with transfer students for almost 20 years; including roles in articulation and transfer, transfer admissions, admissions technology, guided pathways, credit for prior learning, military students, student affairs, and more. He is a perennial AACRAO presenter and author. He has his B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park and an M.B.A from the University of Maryland University College.

Presenter: Stephen J. Handel, Associate Vice President—Undergraduate Admissions, University of California (UC) System

Stephen J. Handel serves as the chief admission officer for the University of California (UC) system, providing leadership on freshman and community college transfer policy and practice for the nine UC undergraduate campuses. Prior to this position, Steve served for nearly a decade as the inaugural Executive Director of the National Office of Community College Initiatives at the College Board. At the College Board, Handel advocated for and conducted research with community colleges nationally and internationally, with a special focus on initiatives that advance educational access and equity for all students. Handel earned his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles, a B.A. from California State University, Sacramento, and an A.A. from Cosumnes River Community College.