How Schools can Prepare for Early FAFSA

By Leonard Gude Starting in October, students will now be able to accurately complete their 2017-18 FAFSAs right away rather than waiting until the end of the year and/or until they file their taxes for the year. In the past, students and/or their parents may have not filed their taxes (due in April) prior to […]

How Institutions can Mitigate Verification Process Woes

Each year financial aid offices staff up and may even require overtime and deny vacations in order to manage processing of all the student files that have been selected for verification. Increased regulatory complexity and annual policy changes have made verification one of the most costly and complex aspects of the administration of Title IV aid. Just keeping up with the changes is a challenge, so it is not surprising that verification is one of the leading causes of compliance and audit findings-and a key issue in service challenges and escalated calls.