THREE in 30

Three Impacts of the FAFSA Simplification Act

Episode 7 | February 2024

The implementation of the FAFSA Simplification Act brings swift changes for all schools participating in federal student aid programs—and for the students and families applying for assistance.

In this candid conversation, George Wolf, senior enrollment strategist at Liaison, and Directors of Financial Aid Erin Wolfe from Bucknell University and Rob Maddox from St. Mary's College of Maryland, discuss the impact of these changes, including:

  1. The cadence and manner in which schools receive FAFSA data.
  2. The need for strategic planning in anticipation of the upcoming changes.
  3. The importance of transparent communication with families to manage expectations.

This discussion sheds light on the complexities and implications of the FAFSA Simplification Act for financial aid management in higher education institutions and the efforts required to ensure a smooth transition for students and families.

TOPICS: Undergraduate Education, Financial Aid, FAFSA

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George Wolf

George Wolf

Senior Enrollment Strategist

Erin Wolfe

Erin Wolfe

Director of Financial Aid
Bucknell University

Rob Maddox

Rob Maddox

Director of Financial Aid
St. Mary's College of Maryland

Disclaimer: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the participants of 'Three in 30' are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of Liaison.