PPY Among Discussion Topics at College Board Joint Council Meeting
PPY Among Discussion Topics at College Board Joint Council MeetingAbby Hexter, Associate Director, Communications and Marketing
College Board’s member leaders gathered in New York City on September 27-28, shortly after the federal government announced that the FAFSA would move to use of prior-prior year (PPY) income information (families will be asked to report income from two years prior). A big question on the minds of K12 and higher ed member leaders alike was: what does PPY mean for students?
Discussions among representatives from the College Board’s three national councils—Academic, Guidance and Admission, and College Scholarship Service—and six regional councils ranged from tackling the implications of prior-prior year for admissions and financial aid, to determining the future of membership and governance at the College Board.
- The College Scholarship Service Assembly Council discussed the implications of PPY, and planned a 2-pronged approach. Step 1: gather and sift information from institutions, schools, and nonprofit organizations; Step 2: interpret that information and take action.
- The Guidance and Admission Assembly Council addressed the implications specifically for the class of 2017, prior-prior year, the redesigned SAT, and the Coalition Application are just some of the major changes for this class.
- The Academic Assembly Council focused on establishing a connection between the College Board’s work in instruction and assessment. By leveraging technology to meet more frequently, the AAC can address issues in both areas.
All members identified a need to continue the discussion on PPY; its benefits for students, and implications for high schools and colleges. The College Board will continue to engage its members in these discussions, including during Assembly meetings at the upcoming National Forum in Washington, DC. Register now to be part of the conversation!