Prior-Prior Year Commitment

On September 13, 2015, President Barack Obama took action to allow the use of prior-prior year (PPY) tax information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – a move long called for by NASFAA and others in the higher education community. Using two-years prior tax information on the FAFSA (as opposed to one-year prior information) will increase the form’s accuracy and give families an earlier and better idea of their anticipated financial aid and college costs. For PPY to truly have a positive impact on students and families, it is incumbent upon institutions to also use PPY data on any institutional aid application they require.

Therefore, in support of President Obama’s move to PPY, I make the following pledge on behalf of my institution:


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