2019-2020 Verification, Dependency Overrides, and Special Circumstances
Thu, Nov 1, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

This webinar will provide an overview of the 2019-2020 Federal Verification Requirements and provide scenario-based training on student dependency status requirements, professional judgment authority, and making special circumstance decisions.

JoEllen Soucier started her career in 1988 at Hesser College in Manchester, NH as an Assistant Director of Financial Aid and worked her way up to the Executive Director of Student Financial Programs, overseeing Financial Aid and Student Account operations. She left Hesser in 1997 and accepted a Director of Financial Aid position at the University of Tampa (UT). She was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management in 1999, overseeing Admissions, Financial Aid, and Marketing.

JoEllen left UT in 2001 to return to New England as the Director of Financial Aid at Franklin Pierce University. In 2005, JoEllen accepted a Financial Aid Director position at Mount Wachusett Community College located in north central Massachusetts. Her position was expanded to include the Registrar responsibilities in 2007.

JoEllen became the Vice President of Operations in early 2011 for a full-service financial aid consulting company in which she worked with over 50 colleges and universities, providing a variety of consulting and remote processing services. In July of 2013, JoEllen accepted the position of Executive Director of Financial at Houston Community College.

JoEllen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Franklin Pierce University and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, a Master’s in Information Systems with a concentration in Database Design from Southern New Hampshire University, and is pursuing a Doctorate in Higher Education from Northeastern University.

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