The New Normal? A Debrief from the First Early FAFSA Cycle

Tuesday, June 27, 2017: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Room 17AB (San Diego Convention Center)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Professional Development & Management
Subcategories: Regulatory Implementation Track
Audience: Intermediate (3-7 years experience), Advanced (8 or more years experience) and All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: Proprietary School, Private School, Graduate/Professional and Public School
The Early FAFSA filing opportunity afforded to students and families for the first time this year is a simple timing shift with potentially big consequences. From an institutional perspective, the operational challenges include increased overlap between current distinct phases of enrollment work, increased duration of individual enrollment work streams, and misalignment of institutional calendar milestones. The more strategic challenges include both a vastly increased post-aid-packaging comparison-shopping time frame and increased unpredictability in yield rates. Join a group of veteran student financial aid leaders to explore changes, impacts, and lessons learned from the first Early FAFSA cycle.
Seth Harris (Hardwick Day, Inc. )
Susan Swisher (Saint Xavier University)
Julie Aldama (Whittier College)
Sheelu Surender (Wichita State University)