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. 


Legal Issues for State and Regional Associations

December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2-3 PM ET

Understanding legal requirements is important for volunteer leaders of state and regional associations. This session will review the benefits of incorporation, discuss the need to remain current with state corporate reporting requirements as well as IRS tax filing, and will offer suggestions for keeping Bylaws and other governing documents current.

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Presenter: Jim Goldberg

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James M. Goldberg is a principal in the Washington, DC law firm of Goldberg & Associates, PLLC and serves as outside counsel to AACRAO.

His practice focuses on the representation of nonprofits, trade associations, professional societies, foundations and other types of tax-exempt organizations in all aspects of their operations, including taxation, employment law, and contract issues.

Mr. Goldberg is former Chairman of the Subcommittee on Trade Associations within the American Bar Association's Section on Business Law and formerly served on the governing Council of the American Society of Association Executives' Legal Section. Mr. Goldberg is an active member of the Tax-Exempt Organizations Committee of the District of Columbia Bar.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys.