NACAC has been a long-standing supporter of PPY. We believe that PPY will address many of the systemic obstacles that deter under-represented and low-income students from pursuing higher education. By adopting PPY, the White House will help millions of students know their financial aid eligibility early in the college admission process. In turn, this knowledge will encourage thoughtful, informed discussions and decisions about postsecondary plans.
NACAC's Admission Practices Committee
has already been considering the potential ramifications of PPY on the admission process. NACAC remains committed to maintaining high professional standards school counseling and college admissions in order to protect students and institutions from unethical practices. The Admission Practices Committee is monitoring our professional standards and practices to ensure that we continue to adhere to these values.
NACAC, AACRAO, NCAN, NASFAA, NASSGAP, and The College Board issued a joint statement
in December, 2015, expressing support for PPY and urging members to continue keeping students' best interests at heart throughout the transition process.
If you missed the educational session on PPY at NACAC's Annual Conference in San Diego in October 2015, you can view the PowerPoint here.
Abbreviated Session Description: Attendees at this session will learn more about the change to using tax data from the prior-prior tax year to complete the FAFSA, and about the likely implications for school counselors and college admission officers. Panelists will explore ways in which institutions, as well as, professional associations, will need to prepare for the effects of this policy change.