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. 


Block Chain Untangled

June 6, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 2-3PM ET

Are you mystified by all the technical talk among the registrar set about block chain and what it means for our profession? Come hear the tale of one registrar's journey from complete lack of knowledge of what it means, to being able to explain it and to even imagine embracing it for transcript and other credential exchanges. 

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Helen B. Garrett, Ed.D., University Registrar and Chief Officer of Enrollment Information Services

Helen B. Garrett, Ed.D. Profile photoHelen joined the University of Washington in February 2016 as the inaugural University Registrar and Chief Officer of Enrollment Information Services.  Helen brought to the UW an extensive background in Admissions, Registration, Student Affairs, and Enrollment Management Systems from Lane Community College (OR), University of Oregon, Whittier College, University of Southern California, and Michigan State University. Helen, in her new capacity as the liaison to UW-Information Technology for Enrollment Management, led teams to implement a Preferred Names policy and practice and launched the Enrollment Confirmation System.  Helen has served as president of the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrar and Admissions Officers, currently serves on the AACRAO Federal Compliance Committee and AACRAO Lumina Grant Data Integrations Workgroup, and has held additional leadership positions in state, regional, and national professional organizations.  Helen is a national trainer on FERPA and presents at conferences on issues related to professional development. Helen holds a bachelor of arts in Business Administration and master of arts in College and University Administration from Michigan State University, and a doctorate in Education from Oregon State University's Community College Leadership Program.