Reverse Mortgage Funding’S Retirement Experts Network To Host Webinar Featuring Nationally-Recognized Financial Aid And College Planning Expert Mark Kantrowitz
Mr. Kantrowitz to provide important insight into the major deadline changes implemented by the U.S. Department of Education to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”) process. Webinar will offer financial advisors information, advice and tools they can use to help their clients make informed decisions about planning and paying for college.
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – November 2, 2016 – Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC, one of the nation’s leading reverse mortgage lenders, is pleased to announce that its online educational platform, Retirement Experts Network, will host a free webinar for financial advisors, featuring esteemed financial aid and college planning expert and author Mark Kantrowitz on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM ET. Mr. Kantrowitz, who has been quoted in more than 10,000 newspaper and magazine articles and is the author of four bestselling books about scholarships and financial aid, will discuss the significance of the U.S. Department of Education’s (“U.S. ED”) decision to move up the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submission date and what it means for applicants. Those interested in participating in the webinar can register by clicking here.
Earlier this year, the U.S. ED announced that starting with the 2017–18 FAFSA application, all students are able to submit a FAFSA as early as October 1. Additionally, students will be required to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students and their parents will report 2015 income and tax information, rather than 2016 income and tax information. The new submission date and earlier income and tax information, which will be permanent changes to the FAFSA process, will allow more time for applicants to explore and better understand the financial aid options available to them prior to state and school deadlines.
“These changes implemented by the U.S. ED are significant, and there is no one better and more qualified than Mark Kantrowitz to explain what they mean for students, their families and financial advisors,” said Tom Dickson, National Leader of Reverse Mortgage Funding’s Financial Advisor Channel and manager of Retirement Experts Network. “The changes made to the FAFSA filing process substantially impact planning and paying for college, so it is critical that financial advisors fully understand the importance of them so that they can provide their clients with the most informed advice and recommendations. Mark’s illustrious career has been dedicated to helping simplify and make sense of the financial aid process, so we encourage all those in a financial advisory position to sign up for this webinar.”
In addition to discussing the significance of the new FASFA submission date, Mr. Kantrowitz will also be fielding questions from participants about best practices for maximizing financial aid and minimizing student debt, and providing information, advice and tools financial advisors can use to help their clients better prepare for funding college tuition.
Mr. Kantrowitz is a nationally-recognized expert on student financial aid, scholarships and student loans. He writes extensively about student financial aid policy and has testified before Congress and federal/state agencies about student aid on several occasions. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Student Financial Aid and the editorial advisory board of Bottom Line/Personal (a Boardroom, Inc. publication). He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Center for Excellence in Education.
Mr. Kantrowitz previously served as a member of the board of directors of the National Scholarship Providers Association.
Currently, Mr. Kantrowitz is Publisher and Vice President of Strategy at Cappex.com, a website that helps students achieve their college dreams by connecting them with colleges and scholarships, and President of MK Consulting Inc., a consulting firm focused on computer science, artificial intelligence, and statistical and policy analysis. He received a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, and Bachelor of Science degrees in mathematics and philosophy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also an alumnus of the Research Science Institute program established by Admiral H. G. Rickover.
Due to the high demand for access to Mr. Kantrowitz’s expertise, those interested in participating are encouraged to sign up for the free webinar as soon as possible as space is limited. Following the webinar, a replay will be available on demand on the Retirement Experts Network website for registered users.
About Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC
Established in 2012, Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC (NMLS ID #1019941) is one of the fastest-growing lenders in the industry, one of the nation’s largest GNMA issuers of reverse mortgages, and a recognized thought leader in the reverse mortgage business. A wholly owned subsidiary of Reverse Mortgage Investment Trust Inc. (RMIT), the company’s focus is on originating, acquiring, investing in, and managing reverse mortgage loans and securities backed by reverse mortgage loans. The company is headquartered in New Jersey, with corporate offices in New York and California and field offices throughout the U.S. Learn more by calling (844) 804-3863 or visiting www.reversefunding.com.
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About Retirement Experts Network
Retirement Experts Network is an educational platform for financial professionals by Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC (RMF), one of the nation’s leading reverse mortgage lenders. The webinars and materials on the site, www.RetirementExpertsNetwork.com, are provided at no cost to financial advisors, and the webinars typically provide continuing education (CE) credits to advisors who hold the CFP® designation. In addition to educational presentations by speakers who are top experts in their field, members are provided with free access to an array of scholarly and topical resources on important financial subjects including Social Security, reverse mortgages, FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and college planning, Medicare, divorce planning and more.