To help under-resourced schools navigate FAFSA simplification, Blue Icon Advisors is offering this special Let's Talk series. All sessions take place on designated Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. ET and are 45 minutes.
December 12, 2023
Are we ready for when the Department of Education releases the 2024-25 FAFSA? How are you revising and updating your messaging to staff, students, and stakeholders?
January 9, 2024
Now that the new FAFSA has been released, what are your comments, concerns, and considerations? Are your students successfully completing the FAFSA, or are they struggling?
January 23, 2024
Share creative or innovative ideas you are using to help staff understand and get ready for 2024-25. How are staff managing two different delivery systems at the same time?
February 13, 2024
It's a new world given the direct IRS data transfer to the FAFSA. How is this impacting your school's ISIRs? Who's getting selected for verification? Let's discuss how the new IRS data transfer process is impacting file review and verification at your school.
February 27, 2024
Let's discuss ISIR comment codes (new and old), any concerns you may have, and how we are addressing the codes and flags.
March 5, 2024
After years of calculating aid eligibility using the EFC, how has the new SAI impacted your awarding process? Did you replace lost grants? Let’s discuss challenges and surprises.
March 19, 2024
With the removal of the housing and work-study questions, we have been forced to come up with new methods for addressing COA and FWS as a result. How have you addressed this change?
April 2, 2024
Now that we have been working in the FAFSA simplification world, what unanswered questions do you have? Is there anything that we can do to help?
April 23, 2024
It has been over five months since the 2024-25 FAFSA was released. Are you finding problems or discrepancies with dependency determination? Has there been an impact on your students and families?
May 14, 2024
Let's discuss the new definition of a parent and the concept of adding a contributor and how it is impacting your population. Did your students and parents make it through the confusion?
May 28, 2024
Have you updated your policies and procedures to reflect the FAFSA simplification changes? If not, what challenges have caused delays in updating your P&P?
June 11, 2024
Can you believe we survived the storm? Now, it’s time to start thinking about 2025-26. Let's discuss how we are moving forward after weathering the storm.
This work is generously sponsored by a grant from Strada Education Foundation.
Publication Date: 11/15/2023