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. 


Endorsed by AACRAO: Insights from the SEM Endorsement Program

June 19, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2-3PM ET

This webinar will provide a perspective about the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Endorsement Program offered by AACRAO. SEM-EP graduate and current program evaluator Steven McDowell will share his experience as a learner and discuss how he has benefited from now having the Endorsement. SEM-EP Director Christopher Tremblay will provide details about eligibility, timelines and the curriculum. Come and learn how the SEM Endorsement can be a part of your future!
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Presenter: Steven J. McDowell, Director of Financial Aid Services, Guided Pathways Recruitment Manager, The Connecticut State Colleges & Universities

McDowell HeadshotSteve is the Director of Financial Aid Services and Guided Pathways Recruitment Manager for the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system (CSCU). In addition to various other association memberships, he is President of the Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators (CAPFAA), and an Evaluator for AACRAO’s SEM-EP. Steve holds a BS in Finance from Bentley University, and an MBA from the University of Hartford.

Moderator: Christopher W. Tremblay, SEM-EP Director and Research and Marketing Consultant for Michigan State University

TremblayChristopher Tremblay, Ed.D., is Director of AACRAO’s Strategic Enrollment Management Endorsement Program (SEM-EP) and serves as a Research and Marketing Consultant for Michigan State University’s Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program. He is an active presenter at AACRAO and SEM conferences. Tremblay has worked in a variety of leadership roles at Western Michigan University, Gannon University, University of Michigan-Dearborn, and University of Wisconsin-Superior. He earned his doctor of education degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and also holds a post-master’s certificate in enrollment management from Capella University. Tremblay is a member of the AACRAO Research Advisory Board and the AACRAO SEM Advisory Group.