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Federal Government Bans Sharing of FAFSA Data - An Update for Scholarship Providers and Institutions
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 Export to Your Calendar 2/28/2018
When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
1PM - 2PM (MT)
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Maggie Brubaker
303-442-2524


Online registration is available until: 2/28/2018
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Presenters:

Julie Kim, Executive Director of Operations, Scholarships and Programs at the United Negro College Fund, Denise M. Callahan, Director – Postsecondary Success at The Ford Family Foundation, and Mark Kantrowitz a nationally-recognized expert on student financial aid, scholarships and student loans.

Description: Last year, the U.S. Department of Education’s Privacy and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) issued a guidance restricting the release of data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). PTAC stated that FAFSA data cannot be released by colleges or universities to private scholarship providers, even with the student's written authorization. This guidance has key implications for scholarship providers and higher education institutions, who may need to modify their procedures and processes. This session will focus on information, implications and potential process modifications for scholarship providers regarding this guidance as well as an update on the NSPA advocacy efforts toward a solution. Scholarship providers and institutions will learn the facts about this issue as well as ideas for obtaining key financial data from students. In addition, there will be discussion on current and next steps the NSPA is taking to address this issue. Please note that much of the information presented in this webinar will be repeated from the 2017 NSPA Conference session presentation.

Presenter Bios:
Julie Kim
As the Executive Director of Operations for Scholarships and Programs at UNCF, Ms. Kim is responsible for overseeing effective and efficient processing of 400 scholarships and programs UNCF administers including the Gates Millennium Scholar program. In addition, Ms. Kim manages technology tools that are utilized to process scholarships as well as overseeing the necessary policies and procedures development and updates for the scholarship management. Prior to joining the Gates Millennium Scholars Program with the UNCF in 2001, she was the Washington Office Director for The Korea Society based in New York, NY, promoting greater awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea.

Denise Callahan
Denise Callahan is the Director of Postsecondary Success at The Ford Family Foundation. Her work focuses primarily on student access and success, supporting a strong higher education landscape and development of long-term community collaborations with higher education partners, locally, regionally and nationally. The largest portfolio in the Postsecondary Success Department supports the Foundation’s scholarship programs.

Mark Kantrowitz
Mark Kantrowitz is a nationally-recognized expert on student financial aid, scholarships and student loans. His mission is to deliver practical information, advice and tools to students and their families so they can make smarter, more informed decisions about planning and paying for college. Mr. Kantrowitz has been quoted in more than 10,000 newspaper and magazine articles. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Reuters, Huffington Post, US News & World Report, Money Magazine, Forbes, Newsweek and Time Magazine. Mark is the author of four bestselling books about scholarships and financial aid and holds seven patents. He also writes extensively on student aid policy and has testified before Congress and federal/state agencies on several occasions. Mark serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Student Financial Aid, the editorial advisory board of Bottom Line/Personal, and is a member of the board of trustees of the Center for Excellence in Education. He has previously served as publisher of the FinAid, Fastweb, Edvisors, and Cappex web sites and as a member of the board of directors of the National Scholarship Providers Association. He has two Bachelor's degrees in mathematics and philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master's degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). For more information on Mark's work please visit StudentAidPolicy.com and PrivateStudentLoans.guru.

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