College Board News

College Board President Jeremy Singer Takes Temporary Leave to Lead the Relaunch of FAFSA

The U.S. Department of Education has asked Jeremy Singer to lead the relaunch of FAFSA this fall. Jeremy will take a temporary leave from College Board through the end of 2024 to serve as FAFSA Executive Advisor at the Office of Federal Student Aid, leading the relaunch that will directly impact millions of students and their families.

“I'm honored to join a team whose work is vital to families across the country,” Jeremy said. “It is impossible to overstate the importance of FAFSA in making college possible for millions of students. I’m eager to listen to students, families, and educators who rely on FAFSA. We will do everything we can to deliver a program that is simpler, more user-friendly, and better serves students.”

Jeremy was recruited by the White House and Department of Education because of his proven leadership skills and successful track record with complex technology and operational launches, such as the digital SAT transformation. In overseeing College Board’s financial aid programs and other higher ed services, Jeremy has extensive experience with the student population FAFSA serves and maintains deep relationships with higher education and financial aid leaders across the country. 

“A well-functioning federal financial aid program is a crucial element for students and families to access a college education. It's nonnegotiable,” said Tom Moore, Chair of the Board of Trustees for College Board and Superintendent, Niles Township High Schools District 219 in Illinois. “I'm heartened that the Department of Education has selected someone with Jeremy Singer's track record of delivering education technology to get FAFSA back on track.”   

Jeremy’s responsibilities at the Department of Education are expected to conclude by the end of the year, after which he will resume his duties as President. 

“College Board has a proud history as a pioneer in need-based student financial aid, and by taking on this challenge, Jeremy will be in direct service to our members,” said College Board CEO David Coleman. “We wholeheartedly support him in his willingness to serve.”