Results from Modeling a One-Time FAFSA Using Institutional Data

Tuesday, June 26, 2018: 4:15 PM-5:15 PM
Room 19AB (Austin Convention Center)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Advocacy
Subcategories: Leadership/Manager's Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
Using funding from Lumina Foundation, the Center for American Progress (CAP) collaborated with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to model what would happen if students only had to fill out the FAFSA once every few years. To test the feasibility of this idea, we examined data used to calculate aid eligibility for the same set of students over multiple years and we were able to gauge whether results are stable enough to make a one-time FAFSA workable. This session will present the results.
Charlotte Etier (NASFAA)
Jill Desjean (NASFAA)
Joseph Donlay (Colorado State University)
Jee Hang Lee (Association of Community College Trustees)
Colleen Campbell (Center for American Progress)
Angela Johnson (Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus)