- Bill DeBaun, Senior Director of Data and Strategic Initiatives, National College Attainment Network
- Dameion Lovett, Program Director, Office of Financial Aid, University of South Florida & 23-24 President of the Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (FASFAA)
- Kylie Gross, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, University of Tampa
After much anticipation, the Better FAFSA will be released in December 2023. With it, many questions have surfaced for students, parents, and practitioners. In an effort to provide a broad overview of the new FAFSA, FCAN is hosting this webinar to answer some of the most common questions.
Bill DeBaun will provide a high-level overview of the changes coming to the FAFSA form. The National College Attainment Network (NCAN) has advocated for changes to make the form easier and accessible for students. Since the passage of the FAFSA Simplification Act and the announcement of the Better FAFSA, NCAN has created multiple resources on the changes coming including training sessions and a state policy toolkit.
On the practitioner side, Dameion Lovett and Kylie Gross will go over some of the most common questions surrounding the new form. While some details remain to be released between now and December, Lovett and Gross will share updates based on readily available information, including changes from an estimated family contribution (EFC) to the student aid index (SAI), family size determinations, and other factors that will determine a student’s Pell Grant eligibility.
Please get your questions ready as we will have time to answer any at the end of the presentation.
*Please note: this is not a formal training for counselors on the Better FAFSA, but rather a look ahead on changes to come impacting students and families. NCAN will share information on the formal trainings they are hosting from now until December. FCAN will also share information on future trainings taking place for counselors.
Webinar: FAFSA Series Part 2: The Better FAFSA Overview
Date and time: Tuesday, September 26, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST