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

fafsa calendar information

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. 


Introducing…the AACRAO Women’s Caucus

February 20, 2019

Free webinar | February 20 | 2-3 PM ET


The newly-formed Women’s Caucus, which supports professional development, networking, community development, and the discussion of issues specific to all individuals who identify as women within the AACRAO community, will hold its first convening at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. The caucus encourages leadership development with the goal of empowering continued contributions to AACRAO and throughout higher education.

During the webinar, members will discuss the objectives for the caucus as well as ways to get involved with AACRAO at the national and stage/regional level. 

Registration and hotel reservations are open for the Annual Meeting, March 31-April 3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  

Presenter: Meredith Braz
Dartmouth College

Meredith Braz

Meredith Braz is Registrar of the College at Dartmouth College, where she provides leadership to advance the priorities and initiatives of the Arts and Sciences.  She serves on several key Faculty and Administrative Committees and has provided leadership for over a hundred technical project implementations at Dartmouth.

As part of a Leadership Series, she published an article in the Fall 2012 edition of AACRAO's College and University journal, which was republished in the book Leadership Lessons: Vision and Values for a New Generation.  She also recently completed a three-year term as AACRAO Vice President for Leadership and Management Development.  

Presenter: Susan Hamilton
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs
Biomedical & Health Sciences - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

SusanHamiltonSusan E. Hamilton, is currently the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs at the Rutgers University Biomedical & Health Sciences division. She has been a Registrar, Director of Enrollment Services and Assistant Academic Dean.

She is a member and former president of New Jersey/New York Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and has been active as a presenter and committee chair for the Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admission and an editor, presenter and committee member for American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.She has presented on topics including: Satisfactory Academic Progress, Retention of Records, Commencement, FERPA, and Mentoring.

Presenter: Bianca Thompson-Owen
Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management and Student Success
School of Health Professions - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Bianca Thompson OwenBianca Thompson-Owen is the Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management and Student Success and the Director of the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program at the Rutgers School of Health Professions. She has over 16 years of experience in higher education severing in a variety of leadership and academic roles. Prior to working for higher education, she counseled “at-risk” adolescents with career and educational guidance. 

Bianca represents higher education enrollment management on a national and regional level. She currently serves as the Vice Chair for the Student Success taskforce for AACRAO, the Chair of the scholarship committee for the Black Caucus, a special advisor to the Black Caucus, and is a member of the Graduate and Profession Schools committee (AACRAO).  Additionally, she serves as the Vice President for Admissions for the Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. She has presented nationally, regionally, and locally on a variety of leadership and enrollment management topics.