2016 White Paper: How to Respond to New FAFSA Rules for Prior-Prior Year (PPY)40 immediate and specific recommendations for financial aid offices, admissions/recruitment offices, and marketing
Download the white paper (below) for 40 initial recommendations from Ruffalo Noel Levitz for responding to the far-reaching implications of the latest changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from the United States federal government.
Not familiar with the PPY legislation?
Here is a simple definition from NASFAA, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators:
Prior-Prior Year refers to a policy enabling students and families to file the FAFSA using tax information from two years ago.
PPY debuts in October 2016, for aid applications for the 2017-18 award year. This means that the high school class of 2017 will be the first high school cohort to use the PPY FAFSA, and all returning college students in that same year will also use it.
For example, a high school senior planning to enroll in college in fall 2017 will be able to file the FAFSA using tax information from 2015.