Big changes are coming for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this fall, with new policies designed to help more students complete this all-important form that can make or break their chances for affording college or career school. At the 2016 Florida College Access and Success Summit, you’ll have a chance to speak with national and state experts about the coming changes and what they mean for Florida students and learn strategies and best practices for ensuring that more students benefit from this vital resource. Don’t miss these sessions!
Results from the 2016 Florida FASFA Challenge
Florida CAN challenged schools and districts across the state to increase FAFSA completion rates by 5% from January to March this year. How did we do? During this session we will take a closer look at the schools and districts that moved the needle in 2016, discuss the strategies and approaches that worked and look ahead to the 2017-18 FAFSA, which begins three months earlier on October 1 this fall.
Presenters: Lori Auxier, Director of Outreach Services, Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA); Troy Miller, Associate Director for Research & Policy, Florida College Access Network
Are You Ready for the “Early FAFSA” Starting October 2016?
Big changes are coming for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) this fall, with new policies designed to help more students complete this all-important form that can make or break their chances for enrolling in college or career school. Learn about the coming changes to the FAFSA and how the changes will impact students, parents and college access professionals during this session.
Presenter: Claire Fluker, Office of Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education
The 2016 Florida College Access and Success Summit, presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co., is your chance to network with colleagues, make connections, learn about new resources, and discuss policies and ideas to boost college access and success for all Floridians. You will also learn about local college access network initiatives and collective impact strategies for your community. Summit sponsors also include Helios Education Foundation, Wells Fargo, University of South Florida, Florida International University, University of Central Florida, Lumina Foundation, Publix, ACT, Florida Trend, Florida Trend’s NEXT, The Boeing Company, Hillsborough Community College and St. Petersburg College.
For program and registration information, visit www.fcansummit.org. Special early registration rate of $165 ends April 13.