Preparing For FAFSA Simplification On Campus

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View our recorded webinar discussion about the FAFSA simplification changes and what you need to know now to prepare.

Alex DeLonis, Associate Dean for Enrollment Management, Director of Financial Aid at Wabash College and a member of the FAFSA Simplification Implementation Working Group, reviewed form changes and answered many pre-submitted questions.

Webinar highlights include:

  • What the changes mean for your financial aid offices this year in preparation for the 2024-25 FAFSA award year.
  • What the Student Aid Index (SAI) is, an overview of the methodology, and how SAI differs from EFC.
  • Changes to Pell Grant eligibility.
  • How the FAFSA changes affect your prospective students and families.
  • What resources are available to assist institutions in navigating these significant changes.

The new FAFSA launches this year – is your campus ready?

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Alex DeLonis

Associate Dean for Enrollment Management & Director of Financial Aid, Wabash College

Member of FAFSA Simplification Implementation Working Group

DeLonis currently serves as the Associate Dean for Enrollment Management & Director of Financial Aid at Wabash College in Crawfordsville Indiana. Before arriving at Wabash, he served as the Director of Financial Aid Processing at Ivy Tech Community College, and began his financial aid career at two different community colleges in Illinois. Alex has been active in state, regional, and national financial aid associations for more than 15 years. He currently participates on NASFAA’s FAFSA Simplification Working Group, the Paying for College Transparency Initiative which looks to improve aid offers, and is a former participant of NASFAA’s Diversity Leadership Program.

In addition to being the current Treasurer of NASFAA, Alex currently serves on the executive board for both ISFAA & MASFAA. He received his Associate’s degree from Harper College, his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University, and his Master’s degree in Higher Education from McKendree University. DeLonis has personally made several visits to Capitol Hill and met with members of Congress to advocate for doubling Pell Grants and loosening federal restrictions to make it easier for students to be able to obtain financial aid.

Jared Christensen

Associate Vice President of Client Service, Ardeo Education Solutions

Jared has spent his career in enrollment, committed to seeing students experience the life-changing benefits of a college education. Before Ardeo, Jared was at RNL for 6 years assisting institutions in their recruitment efforts as a consultant. He also spent 13 years at Anderson University (SC), Trinity International University (IL), and North Park University (IL), where he was dean of enrollment. He spent time on the NACCAP board and taught undergraduate coursework. Jared earned his master’s degree at Clemson University (SC) and his bachelor’s degree at Fresno Pacific University (CA), where he first developed a passion for higher education. 

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