The Financial Aid Office in Transition: What’s Ahead for 2017
Date: March 28, 2017
Time: 11:00 pm PT, 1:00 pm CT; 2:00 pm ET
Duration: One hour
Speakers: Deana Unger and Justin Chase Brown, Financial Aid Director at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln
The role of financial aid professionals is constantly evolving, offering new challenges and opportunities that reach far beyond the processing of aid. Today’s FAO is staffed by dedicated individuals who wear many hats: student advisor and advocate, enrollment manager, retention specialist, policy wonk, social media guru, and more. As the financial aid profession continues to adapt to shifting policies and environments, often doing more with less, there is no better time than now to look ahead to emerging trends to prepare for what’s next. And there is no better expert to weigh in than someone who consistently has their finger on the pulse of financial aid professionals everywhere.
In this one-hour webinar, Inceptia will host Justin Chase Brown, Director of Scholarships & Financial Aid at University of Nebraska Lincoln , and co-creator of the award-winning Twitter chat, #FAChat, as he explores current issues and challenges facing the financial aid office. Justin will examine the interwoven needs of enrollment management initiatives and financial aid practices, and how big data influences all facets of operations. He’ll discuss utilizing social media to better serve students and families, as well as how to communicate across generational divides. Finally, the political winds of change will be addressed as Justin looks at potential shifts in bureaucracy, deregulation, privatization and free college initiatives.
Attendees will come away from this webinar with:
- A comprehensive understanding of emerging shifts in financial aid to better prepare for future needs
- An opportunity to hear and ask questions of a national expert who has culminated financial aid feedback from around the country
- Suggestions and solutions for shifting FAO duties to accommodate workflow and challenges