PPY is here, and the time to act is now

Your world is about to become faster and more complicated

Prior-Prior Year (PPY) FAFSA, the new, accelerated approach to packaging financial aid, will impact every system that affects or is affected by the financial aid process. To cite just a few critical examples, PPY will mean changing the timing of tuition setting, admission decisions and the planning cycle.

Institutions that get out in front of this transformation will gain a competitive edge in attracting students. Those that lag stand to lose in enrolling students and maintaining financial stability.

In this two-page article, you'll receive a timeline comparing the former FAFSA timeline with the new Early FAFSA timeline, and some questions to help you and your team think through the process and start working toward a solution.